Responding to Racial Conflicts

People involved in racial conflicts, either disputants or potential intermediaries, can do a lot to transform and resolve such conflicts if they design an effective response strategy. The following checklist offers things that intermediaries and disputants should think about, and it offers links to many sources of further information on each of the question topics.

The links are of two kinds. First are links to essays on related topics from the Beyond Intractability website and project. Second are links to relevant sections of interviews with CRS mediators, in which they discuss related issues.

Reading the essays will give you general background knowledge about the topic, and then reading the interview segments will be like sitting with a group of highly experienced and skilled mediators at a cocktail party or office de-briefing, where they tell stories about what they did, how they did it, and how it worked in real-world situations.


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