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Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black, White, and Latinx youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy? In Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria 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.

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