This Third Edition of Interracial Communication: Theory Into Practice guides readers in applying the contributions of recent communication theory to improving everyday communication among the races. Authors Mark P. Orbe and Tina M. Harris offer a comprehensive, practical foundation for dialogue on interracial communication, as well as a resource that stimulates thinking and encourages readers to become active participants in dialogue across racial barriers. Part I provides a foundation for studying interracial communication and includes chapters on the history of race and racial categories, the importance of language, the development of racial and cultural identities, and current and classical theoretical approaches. Part II applies this information to interracial communication practices in specific, everyday contexts, including friendships, romantic relationships, the mass media, and organizational, public, and group settings. This Third Edition includes the latest data, new research studies and examples, all-new photos, and important new topics.

Interracial Communication in the Workplace

Interracial communication in the workplace

Case Study

Flying the Racist Skies: Discrimination in the Airlines

Convinced they were victims of racial discrimination, 12 veteran African American pilots filed a lawsuit against United Continental Holdings, which is the parent company of United Airlines. Their claim is that the company has a history of engaging in discriminatory behaviors that span the United States. One plaintiff, Captain Leon Miller, shared that the pilots have struggled for inclusion, which is an issue that has plagued the company for a long time. The claims date back to 2009. Many of those same pilots were plaintiffs in a 2010 federal equal employment racial discrimination case. Because they made these previous allegations, pilots believed United retaliated and punished them ...

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