ERIC Number: ED147917
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Anglo Americans, Mexican Americans, American Indians: Can They Communicate?
Knowlton, Clark S.
A failure in communication between Anglo American, American Indian, and Mexican American communities exists because of the inadequate reporting of the events that occur within each of these groups. This speech outlines several basic ways in which communication can eventually be improved. First, it emphasizes that educators must recognize and incorporate Spanish American history into the history of New Mexico and the Southwest, allowing for the complexity of this culture. The speech states that the dominant Anglo American group must develop a respect for the customs, culture, and language of the American Indian and the Mexican American and, at the same time, acknowledge the contributions of these cultures to the rich heritage of the Southwest. A need exists on all sides, the speech concludes, to recognize distinct value systems; conflicts occur because attitudes toward religion and government differ radically. (MAI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Speech Communication Association (Phoenix, Arizona, November 20-23, 1977)