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These have the power to influence perceptions, understanding, and communication patterns of contemporary intercultural interactions on all relationship levels

Political and historical forces


What 2 things provide the best environment for improving interracial attitudes?

Integrated religious institutions and educational institutions


What determines whose cultural values will be respected and followed?

Power differences


A significant minority group within a dominant majority that does not share dominant group values or communication patterns

Co-cultural group


What are 3 guidelines for communicating more ethically with people whose cultural backgrounds differ from your own

1. remember that everyone is enmeshed in a culture and is communicating through a particular cultural lens
2. be aware of the humanity of other cultural groups and avoid viewing them as an exotic other
3. Be open to alternate ways of viewing the world than the ones you were taught