COMM BLOG AND OTHER RANTS

Bonner Reference

COMMUNICATION MATTERS

FaceApp_1527882390952_1 (1)“Human Dynamics is a body of knowledge that provides crucial tools and practices needed for people to understand and value each other’s unique capabilities, enhance working relationships, grow professionally, and deliver results that involve everyone’s contribution.

According to the group Human Dynamics International, it was found that the existence of three different energy systems — i.e., universal principles — are innate and form the foundation of how humans function in the world:

  • mental (objective)
  • emotional (relational)
  • physical (operational)

The mental principle in all of us is related to our ability to focus, think logically, create structure, maintain objectivity and hold a long-range perspective.  The emotional principle in all of us is related to our ability to build relationships, communicate with others, express our feelings, make connections and engage in creative endeavors. The physical principle in all of us is related to our ability to gather information in a practical way and manifest something concrete in the physical world.

AMERICA’S REALITY…MY PASSION

Examining race relations in America at the level of serious research is my passion.  I am currently working on a white paper:  “Let’s Talk Cultural Appropriation: A choice for all to shatter institutional racial divides or offensive insensitivity to historical context?” (A white paper by Deborah Hawkins Wright, M.A.)

This research is prompted by my interest in a documentary made by filmmaker Laura Brownson which follows Rachel Dolezal’s life over the course of two years (see The Rachel Divide | a Netflix Original). The filmmaker introspectively emphasizes that “[i]n making the film, I came to a deeper understanding of the raw nerve that Rachel hits in our society, but I also learned that her motivation is much more [complex and significant] than most realize. Regardless of how people feel about Rachel, I hope the film will challenge audiences to think more deeply about race and identity in America.”  It, along with my graduate research goals, is challenging me to understand the diversity issues and complex cultural dynamics at work in today’s global society.

Prior to completing a graduate degree in Human Dynamics, I began writing poetry, short stories and blogs related to the subject, some of which can be read here.