Perspective-taking influences compassion and, in turn, anti-racist beliefs
Can empathy increase anti-racism? How might this happen, given empathy’s multidimensional nature (Davis, 1983; Smith, 1759; Zaki, 2020)?
We develop a conceptual model whereby perspective-taking (cognitive empathy) influences compassion (emotional empathy) and thereby promotes anti-racist beliefs. Analysis of a cross-sectional dataset (N = 311) provides evidence for this conceptualization.