Book Review: Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? and Other Conversations About Race
Keywords:antiracism, diversity, equity, inclusion, multiculturalism, prejudice, psychology, race, racial identity, racism, social justice
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? and Other Conversations About Race is a 2017 revised and updated edition to Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum’s original book written in 1997. The book explores decades of research on the psychology of racism, with an emphasis on the psychology of racial identity in Black, White, and other ethnic and cultural identities. The author helps readers gain a better understanding of historic and modern racism and the implications it has on individuals today. The book also contains important messages for people who work with diverse groups of adults and particularly of youth.
Tatum, B. D. (2017). Why are all the Black kids sitting together in the cafeteria? and other conversations about race [Revised edition]. Basic Books.
Tatum, B. D. (2020). Why are all the Black kids sitting together in the cafeteria? and other conversations about race [Book group discussion guide].
Walker, K. C. (2021). Journal of Youth Development’s stance on diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. Journal of Youth Development, 16(5), 1–8. https://doi.org/10.5195/jyd.2021.1190
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