Why are all the black kids sitting together in the cafeteria? : and other conversations about race

Published 2017
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"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.

Third trade paperback edition.
Twentieth anniversary edition.
vi, 453 pages ; 21 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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