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America Needs a Renaissance
A Radical Experiment in Empathy

I am a TED junkie. The talks I hear and see on the TED Podcast inspire me. They make me think, cringe and laugh. Sometimes they make me proud to be human and other times not so much. The slogan at TED is “Ideas worth spreading” and they are worth it. So I am spreading …

From the TED website:
“TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh UK each summer — TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.”

I think everyone needs to watch this specific TED talk. Sam Richards is a sociologist and teacher of the largest race relations course in the US (Penn State.) He argues that empathy is the core of sociology. He was identified by David Horowitz as one of the “101 Most Dangerous Academics in America.” That’s a good thing. This is the kind of action and thought processes we need to be teaching to our children.

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