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

Book Book (c1999.)
Description: xix, 270 p. ; 21 cm.
Publisher: New York : BasicBooks, c1999.
5 of 5 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries). (Show all copies)
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1 of 1 copy available at Phillips OWHL.
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Phillips OWHL Stacks 4 305.8 T18W 1999 (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 0465091296 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 061370648X (rebound ed.)
  • Edition: Rev. ed.
General Note: Originally published: New York : BasicBooks, c1997.
[Paperback edition] "revised with a new introduction by the author" -- Cover.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Introduction -- Introduction to the paperback edition (1999) -- A definition of terms -- Defining racism: "Can we talk?" -- Complexity of identity: "Who am I?" -- Understanding Blackness in a White context -- The 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 ..." -- Understanding Whiteness in a White context -- The 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." -- Beyond Black and White -- 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?" -- Breaking the silence -- Embracing a cross-racial dialogue: "We were struggling for the words."
Summary: There is a moment when every child leaves color-blindness behind and 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, and, 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 and the development of racial identity from many different viewpoints.
Citation: Tatum, Beverly Daniel. ""Why are all the Black kids sitting together in the cafeteria?" : and other conversations about race." New York : BasicBooks, 1999.

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