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Unformatted text preview: 9-1-10Ethics and DiversityWhat is ethical communication?oCommunication that is right, fair, honest, helpful.oWe are guaranteed freedom of speech by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.oHave to balance this freedom with responsibility, though. [ex: yelling fire in theater]John F. KennedyoAddress to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association on September 12, 1960.[AmericanRhetoric.com] What are some ways we respond to diversity?oResistance- defend your own position, refuse to change your stance.oAssimilation- surrender your own ways and adopt those of another group.oAccommodation- both sides listen to the other & adapt, modify or bargain to reach mutual agreements.Cosmopolitan communicatoroSomeone who interacts easily with people from diverse backgrounds. [people from different backgrounds and of different ages.]Dialogical perspectiveoCommunication as dialogue, not monologue. [convey information to audience and audience gives feedback]oHonesty, openness, choice.Honesty, openness, choice....
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- Fall '07