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Want to Be More Empathetic? Start Reading Books by Minorities with Gene Luen Yang
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Fiction is so much more than a vehicle for entertainment. Graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang believes "own-voice" stories, told by people from within those communities, have immense power to show us the world through the eyes and mind of a different cultural group. It can also make our real-world interactions with people who are different to us so much richer, through empathy. "In my personal experience it seems like reading those stories ultimately emphasizes the common humanity that we all have," he says. "I think that’s how your empathy grows." What is cultural appropriation, and do we even know what's being appropriated? Can just anyone tell a minority story? Listen to Yang dissect this topic through the lens of his own experience — and find out why he's been boycotting the blockbuster film The Last Airbender since 2010 (still going strong).

EarthSayer Gene Luen Yang
Date 4/14/2017 Format Speech
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Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection sEmpathy and Consciousness | Empathy and Consciousness More Details
 

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