Ethical Analysis of Human Communication in Society

Examine the communication scenario to see how ethics, perspective, loyalties, and stereotypes can affect communication.

You are a mental health intake worker in a small town. Your daughter Jasmine has gone to a sleepover at the home of Bill and Sherry Jackson. Bill Jackson reported having fantasies about touching young girls inappropriately. Bill left therapy after a few sessions of behavioral training and never returned. You explode at your wife LaToya. “l can’t believe you let her go to Jackson’s house overnight without even asking me!” LaToya responds, “What’s the big deal? She’s gone on overnights before. Don’t tell me you’re worried just because the Jacksons are white. I’m sure that race doesn’t matter to them.” What should you do?