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Editor’s essay: Systemic changes toward an anti-racist academy

Editor’s essay: Systemic changes toward an anti-racist academy JOURNAL OF PUBLIC RELATIONS RESEARCH 2021, VOL. 33, NO. 1, 1–5 https://doi.org/10.1080/1062726X.2021.1974416 Bey-Ling Sha California State University, Fullerton Themed issue on diversity and public relations When the COVID-19 pandemic eliminated or reduced opportunities for people to go out, many people not only stayed in at home, but also dug more deeply into our own internal wants and needs. Perhaps relatedly, the May 2020 murder of George Floyd (among the innumerable other unjust deaths of people of color) sparked both renewed public demonstrations in the streets of many communities and private reflections on how, for a U.S. society wanting to live up to our best ideals of democracy, we need to repair the damage of historical, racist transgressions by changing the problematic social systems that continue to perpetuate that damage. Correct organizational actions This is an important moment in the continued maturation of U.S. democracy, which in its best form both nurtures and is nurtured by our nation’s diversity. I believe that public relations has an important role to play in this contemporary moment, because the professional and ethical practice of public relations is not only about organizational communication, but also about organizational action (cf. Broom & Sha, 2013), specifically, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Public Relations Research Taylor & Francis

Editor’s essay: Systemic changes toward an anti-racist academy

Journal of Public Relations Research , Volume 33 (1): 5 – Jan 2, 2021

Editor’s essay: Systemic changes toward an anti-racist academy

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JOURNAL OF PUBLIC RELATIONS RESEARCH 2021, VOL. 33, NO. 1, 1–5 https://doi.org/10.1080/1062726X.2021.1974416 Bey-Ling Sha California State University, Fullerton Themed issue on diversity and public relations When the COVID-19 pandemic eliminated or reduced opportunities for people to go out, many people not only stayed in at home, but also dug more deeply into our own internal wants and needs. Perhaps relatedly, the May 2020 murder of George Floyd (among the innumerable other unjust...
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Abstract

JOURNAL OF PUBLIC RELATIONS RESEARCH 2021, VOL. 33, NO. 1, 1–5 https://doi.org/10.1080/1062726X.2021.1974416 Bey-Ling Sha California State University, Fullerton Themed issue on diversity and public relations When the COVID-19 pandemic eliminated or reduced opportunities for people to go out, many people not only stayed in at home, but also dug more deeply into our own internal wants and needs. Perhaps relatedly, the May 2020 murder of George Floyd (among the innumerable other unjust deaths of people of color) sparked both renewed public demonstrations in the streets of many communities and private reflections on how, for a U.S. society wanting to live up to our best ideals of democracy, we need to repair the damage of historical, racist transgressions by changing the problematic social systems that continue to perpetuate that damage. Correct organizational actions This is an important moment in the continued maturation of U.S. democracy, which in its best form both nurtures and is nurtured by our nation’s diversity. I believe that public relations has an important role to play in this contemporary moment, because the professional and ethical practice of public relations is not only about organizational communication, but also about organizational action (cf. Broom & Sha, 2013), specifically,

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Journal of Public Relations ResearchTaylor & Francis

Published: Jan 2, 2021

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