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

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 iden...

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Main Author: Tatum, Beverly Daniel.
Format: Book
Published: New York : Basic Books, [2003]
Table of Contents:
  • 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.