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  • Published: 6 May 2021
  • ISBN: 9780141999012
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $26.00

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

And Other Conversations About Race




A perennial bestseller on the psychology of racism, published in the UK for the first time

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

  • Published: 6 May 2021
  • ISBN: 9780141999012
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $26.00

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Praise for Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

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

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