What is 'radical empathy' and how do we use it to move past structural racism and inequality? Host Grace Won speaks to Bay Area author and political scientist Terri Givens about her forthcoming book, “Radical Empathy: Finding a Path to Bridging the Racial Divides."
Plus: We'll get a post-Thanksgiving update on COVID-19 and hear holiday book recommendations from local writer Vanessa Hua and San Francisco Chronicle columnist Barbara Lane.
Join the conversation! What was your favorite book of 2020?
Erin Allday, health reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, infectious disease specialist, UCSF School of Medicine
Terri Givens, political scientist; author, “Radical Empathy: Finding a Path to Bridging the Racial Divides"
Vanessa Hua, columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; author, "A River of Stars," "Deceit and Other Possibilities"
Barbara Lane, book columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; director of events, Copperfield Books
Gary Bartz, American jazz saxophonist
Terri Givens Suggestions:
“Warmth of Other Suns” by Isabel Wilkerson
“Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi
Vanessa Hua Suggestions:
“Interior Chinatown” by Charles Yu
“Memory Police” by Yōko Ogawa, translated by Stephen Snyder
“She Votes: How U.S. Women Won Suffrage, and What Happened Next” by Bridget Quinn
“Parable of the Sower” and “Parable of the Talents” by Octavia E. Butler
“Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs, and Revolution in the Americas” by Roberto Lovato
“Chinatown Pretty: Fashion and Wisdom from Chinatown's Most Stylish Seniors” by Andria Lo and Valerie Luu
“A Good Family” by A.H. Kim
Barbara Lane Suggestions:
“Night Boat to Tangier” by Kevin Barry
“Path with a Heart” by Jack Kornfield
“Men We Reaped” by Jesamyn Ward
“How To Be An Antiracist” and “Stamped” by Ibram X. Kendi
“How to Make A Slave” by Gerald Walker
“Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir” by Natasha Trethewey
“Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland” by Patrick Radden Keefe
“The Spies of Shilling Lane” by Jennifer Ryan