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Author's Note: How Empathy Works

I'm a pretty empathic person, if you can measure that in tears. I cry at pretty much any really happy or sad event, if it's happening to someone I don't know at all. So it was chilling to learn about the racial empathy gap. I'd like to think I'd react the same to seeing anyone pricked by a needle, no matter the color of their skin, but maybe I wouldn't. It's good to know, then, that I can train my brain to be more empathic. I will begin doing that right away.

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