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 conflict

Interracial conflict

Case Study

Un-Fair Campaign on White Privilege

The Un-Fair Campaign of Duluth, Minnesota, is a grassroots campaign developed in 2011 in response to the findings of a 3-year study reported by the Knight Foundation titled Soul of the Community. The primary finding many took away from the report was that the Duluth community underperforms when it comes to racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity. Citizens were concerned that the city was too homogeneous and they wanted to address the observed systemic racism present in their institutions and the communication. These 90 White citizens felt that White privilege was unfair, given that others face barriers, discrimination, and disadvantages because of the color of their skin. The citizens fought for social justice for marginalized groups and ...

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