The 2016 presidential election was shaping up to be historic almost no matter who won. Some of the Republicans running were Latino, one of the Democrats was Jewish, and there were women who were real contenders to be president. Despite all this diversity, and despite running on a platform that included racism, sexism, and xenophobia, Donald Trump won the presidential election. This topic is relevant to this class because it involves empathy. What role did empathy play in creating this outcome? Do conservatives lack empathy towards minorities, do liberals lack empathy for conservatives, or is it both? Answering this will give better insight into how people in our country as a whole (not just those on the liberal coasts) think, what influences them, and what led them to vote for a candidate with no experience in politics.
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