Posted on November 20, 2018
Empathy is a strange emotion. After all, it is nearly impossible to put yourself in another person’s place. You can feel for their situation, their plight, their angst and anxiety, but can you ever really, truly understand what someone else is going through? Especially when it comes to situations of race.
Alton, Illinois is like any other town, city or region in America. It has its strengths and weaknesses; its connections and losses and it has experienced victory and pain. It, like other communities, also has its secrets that have remained as such for fear that saying them out loud might cause confusion, disillusionment, derision and even pain.