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ERIC Number: EJ1161372
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
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Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0024-1822
"Why Are All the Black Kids Still Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?" and Other Conversations about Race in the Twenty-First Century
Tatum, Beverly Daniel
Liberal Education, v103 n3-4 Sum-Fall 2017
The author, winner of the 2017 Boyer Award, discusses her twentieth-anniversary edition of her book, "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? and Other Conversations about Race." When she told people that she was working on a new edition of her 1997 book, they typically responded with two questions: (1) "Is that still happening?; and (2) Are things getting better?" A quick glance across the cafeteria in the average racially-mixed US high school or college indicates that the answer to the first question is usually "yes." What, if anything, does that tell us about the answer to the second question, "Are things getting better"? What does "better" look like? That, she finds, is a more complicated question. In this article, she examines how recent events have perpetuated racial discrimination and inequality and solutions to solve the problems.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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