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True or false: Today's college students are generally less empathetic than college students in the past?

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Poll Results: 3,704 votes
54%
Sadly, true.
 
31%
I'm not sure.
 
12%
False.
 
2%
Other.
 


Read about a study showing we may be losing our empathy.




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Panchali Yapa
Sunday July 5, 2015, 5:37 AM


Thank you

The J.
Wednesday June 24, 2015, 12:37 AM


new polls please

M.N. J.
Tuesday June 23, 2015, 11:17 PM


I think it has always depended on individuals who care to try to make a difference.

The fact that the Civil Rights Movement didn't "solve" racism, and the feminist movement still has so far to go, and the "anti-war generation" of the '60s just sent the nation into its longest, costliest war ever, and the economic prospects of the young mean they graduate from college to big debt and no job, just MIGHT be a little discouraging to the young firebrand-at-large.

Fortunately there are still plenty of individuals trying to make that difference.

Remember OCCUPY? Know about students fighting for university oil divestment? Who's been fighting for the DREAM Act, against rape culture, for gay rights, against "the drug war," for a livable minimum wage, against tuition increases?

Students are a huge part of the progress made in those fights, and for persistence in raising the issue when progress flags.

Support them when you see them. I think they're fighting against a more cynical world in general.

They also get mocked in today's media in a way that "dirty hippies" and the "knee-jerk politically correct" of all ages should remember less-than-fondly from their own youth.

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/06/12/2146811/student-activists-rape-culture-campus/

http://www.thenation.com/article/208177/how-irish-became-worlds-leading-gay-activists

http://www.campusactivism.org/listcampaign-1.htm

Jo SICK
Tuesday June 9, 2015, 7:21 PM


I am sorry to say, yes!

Roro l.
Tuesday May 19, 2015, 2:36 AM


Thanks

Dimitris Dallis
Monday May 4, 2015, 9:48 AM


How should I know?

Magdalena J.
Friday April 17, 2015, 1:04 AM


Thank you!

Jayasri Amma
Monday April 13, 2015, 1:28 AM


Thank you!

Barbara D.
Wednesday March 11, 2015, 5:54 AM


Like a good piece of the general population, most are only concerned with...me...me...me!!

Jayasri Amma
Saturday February 28, 2015, 1:11 AM


Thank you!



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