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Enhancement of Cross-Cultural Communication within a Multi-Ethnic Environment [microform] : The Educational Function of the U.S. Air Force Office of Social Actions / James A. Schnell
Bib ID 5483199
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Schnell, James A
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1987 
9 p. 
Summary

The U.S. Air Force attempts to minimize racial and sexual discrimination by incorporating federal laws into its infrastructure and by exercising consistent enforcement of these laws. This leads to a development of cross-cultural communication among various subcultures within a multi-ethnic environment. The Social Actions Office at each Air Force base offers required orientation sessions on discrimination and standards. This office was established in 1973, under Regulation 30-2, as a result of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, racial disturbances at military bases, and statistics which indicated that blacks received harsher military punishments than whites. Regulation 30-2 and others outline specific discriminatory behavior and state proper standards of military conduct. Orientation sessions emphasize the reasons discrimination exists, the need for communication, and how individual perceptions influence interracial, interpersonal, and intercultural communications. The U.S. Air Force stresses that arbitrary discrimination negatively affects its mission and image. It also teaches understanding and appreciation of individual characteristics and cultural differences. (JHP)

Notes

ERIC Note: Revised version of a paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Ethnic Studies Conference (San Diego, CA, 1987).

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Cross Cultural Studies.  |  Cultural Interrelationships.  |  Ethnic Bias.  |  Ethnic Discrimination.  |  Ethnic Relations.  |  Intercultural Communication.  |  Intergroup Relations.  |  Multicultural Education.  |  Racial Attitudes.  |  Racial Bias.  |  Racial Discrimination.  |  Racial Relations.  |  Sex Discrimination.  |  Social Attitudes.  |  Social Bias.  |  Social Discrimination.  |  Social Science Research.  |  Social Sciences.  |  Air Force
Form/genre Reports, Research.  |  Speeches/Meeting Papers.
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