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

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Berklee College of Music.

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Student Activities Center E185.625 .T38 2017 37684001099529 Student Activities Center Not holdable Available -
Valencia Main Library E185.625 .T38 2017 37684001091711 Valencia Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780465060689
  • ISBN: 0465060684
  • Physical Description: vi, 453 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: Third trade paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2017.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Faculty reserve.
Material for LSOC-371 (Blazar) and LSOC-P373 (Blazar).
"Fully revised and updated"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: "Why are all the black kids still sitting together in the cafeteria?" and other conversations about race in the twenty-first century -- Introduction: A psychologist's perspective -- Defining racism -- The complexity of identity -- The early years -- Identity development in adolescence -- Racial identity in adulthood -- The development of white identity -- White identity, Affirmative Action, and color-blind racial ideology -- Critical issues in Latinx, Native, Asian and Pacific Islander, and Middle Eastern/North African identity development -- Identity development in multiracial families -- Embracing a cross-racial dialogue -- Epilogue: Signs of hope, sites of progress.
Summary, etc.:
"The classic, bestselling book on the psychology of racism-now fully revised and updated. Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black, White, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy? Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, argues that straight talk about our racial identities is essential if we are serious about enabling communication across racial and ethnic divides. These topics have only become more urgent as the national conversation about race is increasingly acrimonious. This fully revised edition is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the dynamics of race in America. "An unusually sensitive work about the racial barriers that still divide us in so many areas of life."--Jonathan Kozol"-- Provided by publisher.
"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? 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. This remarkable book, infused with great wisdom and humanity, has already helped hundreds of thousands of readers figure out where to start. These topics have only become more urgent in recent years, as the national conversation about race has become increasingly acrimonious-and sometimes violent. This fully revised and updated edition is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand-and perhaps someday fix-the problem of segregation in America"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: African Americans > Race identity.
Whites > Race identity > United States.
African American children > Psychology.
African American youth > Psychology.
Whites > United States > Psychology.
Race awareness in adolescence > United States.
Intercultural communication > United States.
Communication and culture > United States.
Communication > Social aspects > United States.
United States > Race relations.

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