Can we talk about race? : and other conversations in an era of school resegregation (Book, 2007) [WorldCat.org]
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Can we talk about race? : and other conversations in an era of school resegregation

Author: Beverly Daniel Tatum
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Beacon Press, 2007.
Series: Simmons College/Beacon Press race, education, and democracy series book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Explores why it is important for white educators to affirm the identities of African American students, and discusses how the prevalence of racial stereotypes acts as a major psychological challenge uniquely facing African Americans.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Beverly Daniel Tatum
ISBN: 9780807032848 0807032840 9780807032855 0807032859
OCLC Number: 123345836
Awards: Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize Winner 2018
Description: xvi, 147 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Can we talk about race? --
The resegregation of our schools and the affirmation of identity --
Connecting the dots: how race in America's classrooms affects achievement --
"What kind of friendship is that?": the search for authenticity, mutuality, and social transformation in cross-racial relationships --
In search of wisdom: higher education for a changing democracy —Afterword.
Series Title: Simmons College/Beacon Press race, education, and democracy series book.
Responsibility: Beverly Daniel Tatum.
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Explores why it is important for white educators to affirm the identities of African American students, and discusses how the prevalence of racial stereotypes acts as a major psychological challenge uniquely facing African Americans.

Major new reflections on race and schools, Beverly Daniel Tatum emerged on the national scene in 1997 with “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?,“ a book that spoke to a wide audience about the psychological dynamics of race relations in America. Tatum’s unique ability to get people talking about race captured the attention of many, from Oprah Winfrey to President Clinton, who invited her to join him in his nationally televised dialogues on race.In her first book since that pathbreaking success, Tatum starts with a warning call about the increasing but underreported resegregation of America. A selfdescribed “integration baby“—she was born in 1954—Tatum sees our growing isolation from each other as deeply problematic, and she believes that schools can be key institutions for forging connections across the racial divide.In this ambitious, accessible book, Tatum examines some of the most resonant issues in American education and race relations: • The need of African American students to see themselves reflected in curricula and institutions • How unexamined racial attitudes can negatively affect minority-student achievement • The possibilities—and complications—of intimate crossracial friendships Tatum approaches all these topics with the blend of analysis and storytelling that make her one of our most persuasive and engaging commentators on race. Can We Talk About Race? launches a collaborative lecture and book series between Beacon Press and Simmons College, which aims to reinvigorate a crucial national public conversation on race, education and democracy.

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