The classic, bestselling book on the psychology of racism now fully revised and updated
Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black, White, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy? Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, argues that straight talk about our racial identities is essential if we are serious about enabling communication across racial and ethnic divides. These topics have only become more urgent as the national conversation about race is increasingly acrimonious. This fully revised edition is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the dynamics of race in America.
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About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
|Part I||A Definition of Terms|
|1||Defining Racism "Can we talk?"||3|
|2||The Complexity of Identity "Who am I?"||18|
|Part II||Understanding Blackness in a White Context|
|3||The Early Years "Is my skin brown because I drink chocolate milk?"||31|
|4||Identity Development in Adolescence "Why are all the Black kids sitting Together in the cafeteria?"||52|
|5||Racial Identity in Adulthood "Still a work in progress..."||75|
|Part III||Understanding Whiteness in a White Context|
|6||The Development of White Identity "I'm not ethnic, I'm just normal."||93|
|7||White Identity and Affirmative Action "I'm in favor of affirmative action except when it comes to my jobs."||114|
|Part IV||Beyond Black and White|
|8||Critical Issues in Latino, American Indian, and Asian Pacific American Identity Development "There's more than just Black and White, you know."||131|
|9||Identity Development in Multiracial Families "But don't the children suffer?"||167|
|Part V||Breaking the Silence|
|10||Embracing a Cross-Racial Dialogue "We were struggling for the words."||193|
|Appendix||Getting Started: A Resource Guide||207|
What People are Saying About This
"Tatum shows great depth and sensitivity in this thoughtfully enlightened book about the subtleties of racial interactions in America."
"A valuable book by a fine psychologist who knows how to listen to young people."
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If every teacher working with youth today, had this book on their required reading list, teachers of color included, the face of education would change dramatically!
To put it mildly.only got it because it was required for class, and its a very painful read that misrepresents facts and demonizes honest hard working americans. word of advice, every time it says someone is using a "code word", it really means that the far left has no answer to very real problems and so they falsely attribute sinister motives to politicians they dont like.This is ridiculous it insinuates that anyone who is concerned about illegal immigration hates mexicans, wanting to reduce crime means you hate blacks, and judging people by the content of their character makes you a white supremicist. This is about as anti-civil rights as it gets! it is rhetoric like this that is destroyinf this nation! If you are too busy attacking strawmen that you cant even engage with the legitimate complaints of half the population how are we supposed to react? this is how you got trump! Hes certainly not tactful but when the other teams has spent the last six decades accussing everyone and their mother of "wacism" even when race isnt even tangentially related to the topic at hand then we arent really left with another choice. Stop dividing people by race! Its. Not. Helping.All you are doing is picking open old scars, not helping us heal.
A Psychologist explains the development of racial identity
Everyone who wants to come close to understand racial-social injustice, why the topic of racial and ethnic identity is so dense and makes mostly everyone uncomfortable in this country: this is your book. Packed with facts, illustrations; you would feel identify with at least one of the scenario depicted in this book. If you are a teacher, a employer, a parent or simply someone like me who wants to understand and be part of the change; this is your book.
Very good book that fairly represents a significant challenge to us as a nation. It was very easy to read and certainly will forever change the way I look at the issue of racism and affirmative action.
A deeply thoughtful and scholarly examination of racial experiences in America. Everyone should read this book.