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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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03 August 2021
A perennial bestseller on the psychology of racism, published in the UK for the first time
Walk into any racially mixed secondary school and you will see young people clustered in their own groups according to race. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy? Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned psychology Professor, guides us through how racial identity develops, from very young children all the way to adulthood, in black families, white families, and mixed race families, and helps us understand what we can do to break the silence, have better conversations with our children and with each other about race, and build a better world. A mainstay on the bookshelves of American readers since 1998, and substantially revised and updated in 2017, this evergreen bestseller is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the dynamics of race
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   319g
ISBN:   9780141997445
ISBN 10:   0141997443
Pages:   464
Publication Date:  
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD, is president emerita of Spelman College and in 2014 received the Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contribution to Psychology, the highest honor presented by the American Psychological Association. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Reviews for Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race

A critically acclaimed book that gave readers a starting point to demystify conversations about race, better understand the concept of racial identity, and communicate across racial and ethnic divides * The Atlantic * A must-read ... a landmark publication. It is as fresh, poignant and timely as ever -- Earl Lewis A classic ... Beverly Tatum's book is exactly the conversation opener we should be using -- Jodi Picoult Her bestselling book on race and identity ... It resonated with a wide audience - from teens and undergrads to psychologists and education students * Chicago Tribune * Has become a modern classic in college and high school classrooms, used to educate and prompt healthy discussions among young people about race * Inside Higher Ed *

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