African American culture is rich in family, social, and spiritual traditions. While there are many realities and experiences that bind us as a people, we are far from a homogenous community. We are joined and separated by faith, age, class, education, and political persuasion. Originally brought to the country as slaves, the history of the African descendants in the United States has been rife with social and political struggle, but this has not hindered our successful contributions to the fields of technology, science, education, music/entertainment, sports, and politics.
This Cultural Detective explores the complexities of African American culture, and examines the values and communication styles of this community in an effort to bridge cultural gaps and support more inclusive groups, communities, and workplaces.
Cultural Detective Africa American contains the following stories and critical incidents:
- Assessing Training Needs:
A German training manager is frustrated in her attempt to build an efficient training function in an Emirati financial services organization.