ERIC Number: ED055000
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
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How To Talk With People of Other Races, Ethnic Groups, and Cultures.
Smith, Arthur L.; And Others
This monograph is written from the interdisciplinary/intercultural perspectives of a black communications expert, a Chicana (Mexican American) sociologist, and a white educational innovator. It presents a discussion of the basic problems and positive features of communication across racial, ethnic, and cultural boundaries. It first considers why we need transracial communication at all, then moves to a discussion of the fundamentals of transracial communication-- attitudes behind words, the sizing-up process, stereotypes, and accepting each other's humanness. The next sections consider how cultures can affect this communication, and specific examples such as differing concepts of time, and dissimilar attitudes about the family are touched upon. The practice of labeling Spanish speaking students as Educable Mental Retardates is treated in the "Parable of the EMR" which intertwines the Spanish and the English languages. Finally, some guidelines for better communication across these boundaries are outlined. A short list of references is included. (JLB)
Descriptors: Blacks, Communication Problems, Communication Skills, Communication (Thought Transfer), Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Ethnic Relations, Human Relations, Interaction, Intergroup Relations, Mexican Americans, Pamphlets, Racial Relations, Verbal Communication
The Trans-Ethnic Education/Communication Foundation, Post Office Box 24740, Los Angeles, California 90024 ($2.25; Quantity Discounts)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Trans-Ethnic Education/Communication Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.