Race relations remain an important and salient issue, particularly in such diverse societies as the United States. With all the benefits of life in a multi-cultural setting, drawbacks are inevitable, with conflict being among the most prevalent. Such conflicts are fueled by real and perceived differences among people in their manner, custom, values, and beliefs.Interracial Communication: Contexts, Communities, and Choices offers opportunities for the reader to engage in thought, reflection, and dialogue around many of the issues that frame and inform interracial communication which necessarily affect the quality of these intergroup relationships.Filling a long-standing gap in the interracial communication conceptual and pedagogical literature, Interracial Communication: Contexts, Communities, and Choices Arranges 26 original essays by context: Identity,Relationships and Families, Communities, Academic Stories,Politics, and Mass Media.Explores a range of communication topics among, between, and across racial groups. Gives the instructor flexibility to arrange readings independently across the course syllabus.
Features an abstract, key words list, and discussion questionsin each chapter to further engage the reader beyond the issues and themes presented in the reading.