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The Resource "Why are all the Black kids sitting together in the cafeteria?" and other conversations about race, Beverly Daniel Tatum

"Why are all the Black kids sitting together in the cafeteria?" and other conversations about race, Beverly Daniel Tatum

Label
"Why are all the Black kids sitting together in the cafeteria?" and other conversations about race
Title
"Why are all the Black kids sitting together in the cafeteria?" and other conversations about race
Statement of responsibility
Beverly Daniel Tatum
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • There is a moment when every child leaves color-blindness behind & enters the world of race consciousness. At that moment, there are two roads parents, educators, & therapists can take: they can follow the status quo, internalizing racial expectations, & become-consciously or unconciously-part of the problem. Or, they can question stereotypes, &, actively work against racism to become part of the solution. This book provides the tools we all need to become part of the solution. Beginning with racial segregation in an integrated school situation, this book explores race relations & the development of racial identity from many different viewpoints
  • Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see black youth seated together in the cafeteria. Of course, it's not just the black kids sitting together-the white, Latino, Asian Pacific, and, in some regions, American Indian youth are clustered in their own groups, too. The same phenomenon can be observed in college dining halls, faculty lounges, and corporate cafeterias. What is going on here? Is this self-segregation a problem we should try to fix, or a coping strategy we should support? How can we get past our reluctance to talk about racial issues to even discuss it? And what about all the other questions we and our children have about race? Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, asserts that we do not know how to talk about our racial differences: Whites are afraid of using the wrong words and being perceived as "racist" while parents of color are afraid of exposing their children to painful racial realities too soon. Using real-life examples and the latest research, Tatum presents strong evidence that straight talk about our racial identities-whatever they may be-is essential if we are serious about facilitating communication across racial and ethnic divides. We have waited far too long to begin our conversations about race. This remarkable book, infused with great wisdom and humanity, has already helped hundreds of thousands of readers figure out where to start. -- Publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tatum, Beverly Daniel
Dewey number
305.8/00973
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.625
LC item number
.T38 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Whites
  • African American children
  • African American youth
  • Whites
  • Race awareness in adolescence
  • Whites
  • African Americans
  • Race awareness
  • United States
Label
"Why are all the Black kids sitting together in the cafeteria?" and other conversations about race, Beverly Daniel Tatum
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Defining racism: "Can we talk?" -- Complexity of identity: "Who am I?" -- Early years: "Is my skin brown because I drink chocolate milk?" -- Identity development in adolescence: "Why are all the Black kids sitting together in the cafeteria?" -- Racial identity in adulthood: "Still a work in progress ..." -- Development of white identity: "I'm not ethnic, I'm just normal." -- White identity and affirmative action: "I'm in favor of affirmative action except when it comes to my jobs." -- Critical issues in Latino, American Indian, and Asian Pacific American identity development: "There's more than just Black and White, you know." -- Identity development in multiracial families: "But don't the children suffer?" -- Embracing a cross-racial dialogue: "We were struggling for the words."
Control code
37043936
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 270 pages
Isbn
9780465091270
Lccn
97023119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
"Why are all the Black kids sitting together in the cafeteria?" and other conversations about race, Beverly Daniel Tatum
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Defining racism: "Can we talk?" -- Complexity of identity: "Who am I?" -- Early years: "Is my skin brown because I drink chocolate milk?" -- Identity development in adolescence: "Why are all the Black kids sitting together in the cafeteria?" -- Racial identity in adulthood: "Still a work in progress ..." -- Development of white identity: "I'm not ethnic, I'm just normal." -- White identity and affirmative action: "I'm in favor of affirmative action except when it comes to my jobs." -- Critical issues in Latino, American Indian, and Asian Pacific American identity development: "There's more than just Black and White, you know." -- Identity development in multiracial families: "But don't the children suffer?" -- Embracing a cross-racial dialogue: "We were struggling for the words."
Control code
37043936
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 270 pages
Isbn
9780465091270
Lccn
97023119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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