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Why Are All Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

Why Are All Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? - rev edition

ISBN13: 978-0465083619

Cover of Why Are All Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?  REV 03 (ISBN 978-0465083619)
ISBN13: 978-0465083619
ISBN10: 0465083617
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: REV 03
Publisher: Basic Books, Inc.
Published: 2003
International: No

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Why Are All Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? - REV 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0465083619

Beverly Daniel Tatum

ISBN13: 978-0465083619
ISBN10: 0465083617
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: REV 03
Publisher: Basic Books, Inc.

Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

The fifth-anniversary edition of the best-selling work on the development of racial identity.
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.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Paperback Edition
Introduction
A Definition of Terms
Defining Racism p. 3
The Complexity of Identity p. 18
Understanding Blackness in a White Context
The Early Years p. 31
Identity Development in Adolescence p. 52
Racial Identity in Adulthood p. 75
Understanding Whiteness in a White Context
The Development of White Identity p. 93
White Identity and Affirmative Action p. 114
Beyond Black and White
Critical Issues in Latino, American Indian, and Asian Pacific American Identity Development p. 131
Identity Development in Multiracial Families p. 167
Breaking the Silence
Embracing a Cross-Racial Dialogue p. 193
Epilogue 2003: Continuing the Conversation p. 207
App.: Getting Started: A Resource Guide p. 221
Reader Discussion Guide p. 235
Notes p. 243
Bibliography p. 269
Acknowledgments p. 283
Index p. 287
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