Can we talk about race

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Can We Talk about Race?: And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation by Beverly Daniel Tatum

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. Tatums 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 self-described 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.

What Tatum seeks to do above all is trigger sometimes challenging discussions about race, and infuse those discussions with a reality-based focus on how race affects us all. Her latest book does that beautifully, asking touch questions, and patiently, inclusively seeking answers. --Boston Globe

Beverly Daniel Tatum is author of Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? and Assimilation Blues. She is currently president of Spelman College in Atlanta, where she lives with her husband.
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Why Are We Still Talking About Racism?

Can We Talk about Race?: And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation (Race, Education, and Democracy) Paperback – April 1,
Beverly Daniel Tatum

Can We Talk about Race?

Higher-Up: Hey, so what do people want to talk about? Teacher 1: Can we talk about teacher evaluation? Teacher 1: Well, here it goes. Anyone else? Teacher 2 of color : Can we talk about race now?

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Apr 01, ISBN In her first book since that pathbreaking success, Tatum starts with a warning call about the increasing but underreported resegregation of America. Can We Talk About Race? Her latest book does that beautifully, asking touch questions, and patiently, inclusively seeking answers. A probing and ambitious start to a series of books to prod national discussion on issues of race, education, and democracy. What Tatum seeks to do above all is trigger sometimes challenging discussions about race, and infuse those discussions with a reality-based focus on how race affects us all. Her latest book does that beautifully, asking tough questions, and patiently, inclusively seeking answers.

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  1. Leon S. says:

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    Can We Talk About Race? by Beverly Daniel Tatum | Penguin Random House Canada

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