Having Black-White Conversations
Go Right

Jeffrey, H. J. / Published 2020 / Presentation

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Presenter H. Joel Jeffrey, Ph.D.
Date October 2, 2020
Abstract Using the Relationship-Behavior and Relationship Change Formulas, the problem of how to have fraught conversations between Black and white people go right is addressed. “Have a conversation” is a performative description, which leaves the behavior, including the Significance, unstated. Using the Relationship formulas helps navigate these ambiguous waters, providing a useful formulation of the current state of affairs between the participants, a key outcome that, paradigmatically, both share, and reminders of what actions to take and which to avoid in order to achieve that shared goal. The Relationship formulas are used to develop specific ways to proceed and pitfalls to avoid.
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