During a recent Presidential Symposium at Montgomery County Community College, author Bruce A. Jacobs explained that issues between races will improve once people begin to relate on a more personal level.

“It’s a big problem,” he said. “We don’t know how to know each other.”

His book “Race Manners for the 21st Century: Navigating the Minefield Between Black and White Americans in an Age of Fear,” provides strategies to help people better understand each other.

Some of these strategies include: embrace a person’s goodness while challenging bad ideas; be prepared to occasionally speak inappropriately; talk to people as they show themselves to be; don’t wait for a major issue to communicate with people of another race; and don’t shy away from discussing difficult issues.

To learn more about Bruce A. Jacobs and his innovative ideas, click here. Read The Reporter article on Jacobs’ lecture here