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

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

by Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD Author

An in-depth exploration of racial identity and racism in the US, sparked by the question of the title: Is self-segregation a coping strategy, a point of pride, or a problem? Psychologist Beverly Tatum writes about her own experiences as a parent of racialized kids, the science of identity formation in early childhood development, best practices for parents and teachers, and a discussion of issues like classroom discrimination and affirmative action. This is vital reading, but not a 101 book for people new to the topic of examining and dismantling racism.