The international bestseller that changed how we talk about racism
'A critically acclaimed book that gave readers a starting point to demystify conversations about race' The Atlantic
'A classic' Jodi Picoult
Walk into any racially mixed secondary school and you will see young people clustered in their own groups according to race. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy? Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned psychology Professor, guides us through how racial identity develops, from very young children all the way to adulthood, in black families, white families, and mixed race families, and helps us understand what we can do to break the silence, have better conversations with our children and with each other about race, and build a better world. A mainstay on the bookshelves of American readers since 1998, and substantially revised and updated in 2017, this evergreen bestseller is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the dynamics of race
Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD, is president emerita of Spelman College and in 2014 received the Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contribution to Psychology, the highest honor presented by the American Psychological Association. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
A critically acclaimed book that gave readers a starting point to demystify conversations about race, better understand the concept of racial identity, and communicate across racial and ethnic divides * The Atlantic * A must-read ... a landmark publication. It is as fresh, poignant and timely as ever -- Earl Lewis A classic ... Beverly Tatum's book is exactly the conversation opener we should be using -- Jodi Picoult Her bestselling book on race and identity ... It resonated with a wide audience - from teens and undergrads to psychologists and education students * Chicago Tribune * Has become a modern classic in college and high school classrooms, used to educate and prompt healthy discussions among young people about race * Inside Higher Ed * There's so much misinformation at the moment that could be debunked merely by reading Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? If you are going to be talking about race online, your starting point for a sense of clarity should be this book. -- Emma Dabiri