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

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Enlightening

I found this book to be very informative, and very enlightening. It gave me a lot to think about, and I understand issues surrounding race and ethnicity much better now.

posted by Anonymous on July 12, 2006

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4 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

Very dissapointing. A shallow, biased look on racism

This book really disappointed me. I expected a deep look at racism, since I believe that racism is an awful problem and would like to understand it, but found a very shallow explanation. I found some interesting information, and I understand the sincere desire of the au...
This book really disappointed me. I expected a deep look at racism, since I believe that racism is an awful problem and would like to understand it, but found a very shallow explanation. I found some interesting information, and I understand the sincere desire of the author to change her world in a positive way, but I honestly believe that many of her opinions instead of leading to eliminating racism may lead to accentuate it. Remarks such as ¿all Whites, intentionally or unintentionally, benefit from racism¿, ¿People of color are not racist because they do not systematically benefit from racism¿, and many others, are pathetic. The author fails to acknowledge, or perhaps does not know, that racism exists and has existed for centuries, for millennia, all over the world, whenever the dominant group believes its race is superior to other races, and consequently mistreats the members of such other races. She seems to believe that racism was invented by wicked White Americans. Without examining the real reasons of racism, effective measures against it will very unlikely be found. The author says ¿..in an empowered sense or racial identity (Black people) make clear to others that their racial identity is important to them¿; ¿I can¿t remember the name of one White classmate¿, ¿even mature adults sometimes need to connect with someone who looks like them...¿. How is that good for Black people and not for White people? Using her advices, White people could be proud to surround themselves and their family only with others like them (White), which could be considered, precisely, racism. She should focus more in interesting information such as ¿race is a social construction that has little biological meaning¿, ¿there is no such thing as a ¿pure¿ race. All human populations are ¿mixed¿ populations'. If people do not learn to look beyond the color of the skin, if they are taught to stay with others who look just like them, racism will continue to exist.

posted by Anonymous on March 29, 2004

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2006

    Enlightening

    I found this book to be very informative, and very enlightening. It gave me a lot to think about, and I understand issues surrounding race and ethnicity much better now.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    Eye Opening!

    I didn't know what to expect when I started reading this book, but found it to be very profound and eye opening. This book is very bluntly written and is not for people who cannot handle the subject of racism.

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