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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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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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Main Library E185.625 .T38 2003 37684000980837 Library Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0465083617
  • ISBN: 9780465083619
  • Physical Description: xix, 294 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Basic Books, [2003]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published: New York : BasicBooks, ©1997. With new epilogue by the author.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-282) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
A definition of terms : Defining racism, "Can we talk?" ; The 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" -- Epilogue 2003: Continuing the conversation --Appendix: Getting started: a resource guide.
Summary, etc.:
With a discussion guide and a new Epilogue by the author, this is the fifth anniversary edition of the bestselling work on the development of racial identity. Shares real-life examples and current research that support the author's recommendations for "straight talk" about racial identity, identifying practices that contribute to self-segregation in childhood groups.
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.
United States > Race relations.

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