I know that "book learning" isn't your strongest point, however, and I say this with love, empathy doesn't mean what you think it means.
Empathy isn't a liberal code word. It doesn't mean "kill whitey" or whatever else you seem to think.
It's actually a quality that we humans treasure. Shocking, I know, but there you go.
Please stop beating the English language into the gound. Just because it is changable doesn't mean you can abuse it like this.