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Cultural Communication Values and Intercultural Communication ChallengesAmanda WilliamsonGrand Canyon University
In the movie Guess Who, the girl is black and is dating a boy who is white. When she takes him home to meet her parents, they do not know her boyfriend is white. The daddy has a big problem with this and sets out and succeeds at breaking them up (Sony pictures, 2014). This movie shows just how different cultures can be and how conflict can be created before the two characters even get to know each other. One culture that gets a lot of unfairness and inequity is the Hispanic culture. When interacting with this culture it can be met with a lot of unfair treatment and judgmental attitudes. In the U.S, we are all surrounded by many different cultures and diversities. Every culturehas their own beliefs, morals, and values. Other cultures can be hateful and disrespectful of theseother cultures, because they do not agree with the way they do things. Being this way towards those cultures can lead to racial issues as well as stereotyping and ethnocentrism. The media plays a huge role in this and can be respectful and disrespectful. How they portray the culture canhave a very positive or negative impact on the way that culture is treated.There are many different cultures in every part of the world. Here in the U.S, we play host to many of them and mostly everyone who lives here has come across one or multiple at some time or another. Having a different set of beliefs from someone else can sometimes lead to intense feelings towards one another and they are not good feelings all the time. We as humans tend to hold grudges against a group for what one person did or put a negative label on the wholegroup due to a few bad experiences we have had or heard about. This leads to what we know as stereotyping. In the textbook it says, “stereotypes refer to associations in different social