"Why are all the Black kids sitting together in the cafeteria?" : and other conversations about race
Beverly Daniel Tatum (Author)
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
Print Book, English, 2003
Basic Books, New York, 2003
xix, 294 pages ; 21 cm
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
Originally published: New York : BasicBooks, ©1997. With new epilogue by the author