Why We Are Able to Empathize With Some, Never All

Notre Dame’s spire falling garnered more uproar than hundreds dying in Sudan.

written by
Rajvi Desai
Jul 7, 2019
selective empathy
Rampant implicit bias associated with darker skin tones gives rise to structural discrimination, which further interrupts the process of giving empathy. (Image Credit: Fredrik Lerneryd / Getty Images)
AuthorRajvi Desai

Rajvi Desai is The Swaddle's Culture Editor. After graduating from NYU as a Journalism and Politics major, she covered breaking news and politics in New York City, and dabbled in design and entertainment journalism. Back in the homeland, she's interested in tackling beauty, sports, politics and human rights in her gender-focused writing, while also co-managing The Swaddle Team's podcast, Respectfully Disagree.