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Posted October 23, 2002
Teaching the white community a lesson
This is a great book in educating the white community what racism really is. Too many whites think the the fight against racism is over, and that Martin Luther King's efforts in the 60's got the job done. Wrong!! The great efforts of Martin Luther King was just the start and the civil rights movement has suffered a major slowdown since his assassination. Tatum's book does a great job at addressing affirmative action and socioeconomic differences that exist today in the black community. The white community needs to educate themselves and get a major reality check by reading this book. A lot of folks think they are not racist just because the know blacks or say "hi" to blacks. It goes way beyond saying "hi" or being friends. You need to fully understand every facet of racism and the psychological effects it has on both whites and blacks; and Tatum's book addresses this issue very, very, well.
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Posted December 7, 2001
I thought this book was very eye-opening. Especially for people who do not neccessarily think there is racism anymore. It is sad that there is but it is great that we are able to write peices like this to hopefully change the way some of society thinks today.
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Posted June 11, 2000