Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations, by Tatum

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Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race (Paperback)

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The classic, New York Times-bestselling book on the psychology of racism that shows us how to talk about race in America.

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? How can we get past our reluctance to discuss racial issues?

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 communicating across racial and ethnic divides and pursuing antiracism. 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 dynamics of race and racial inequality in America.
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.
Product Details ISBN: 9780465060689
ISBN-10: 0465060684
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication Date: September 5th, 2017
Pages: 464
Language: English
"We don't talk about race in America, but we must start if we are going to heal this broken country--and Beverly Tatum's book is exactly the conversation opener we should be using."—Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things

"Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? is an unusually sensitive work about the racial barriers that still divide us in so many areas of life. This is a valuable book by a fine psychologist who knows how to listen to young people."—Jonathan Kozol, author of Amazing Grace

"Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria was a landmark publication when it appeared in 1997. Twenty years later this updated edition is as fresh, poignant and timely as ever."—Earl Lewis, President, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

“This book should be required reading for every American.”—Kathleen McCartney, president, Smith College

“We read the original version of this book twenty years ago and learned a great deal about race, racism, and human behavior. This updated version provides even more insights about the racial, ethnic, and cultural challenges we face in American society, and particularly in higher education.”—Freeman A. Hrabowski III, president, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

“Just as this experienced psychologist and wise educational leader reminds us here that we cannot talk meaningfully about racial identity without talking about racism, so too must we learn from her words about how to talk and teach and dialogue across those boundaries, in the hopes of better realizing the potential of our diverse democracy.”—Nancy Cantor, chancellor, Rutgers University-Newark

 “Beverly Daniel Tatum shows great depth and sensitivity in this thoughtfully enlightened book about the subtleties of racial interactions in America.”—Alvin F. Poussaint, M.D., Harvard Medical School

“A commonsense manual on understanding some of the social dynamics at work in society.”—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“A comprehensive recipe for how one can become an ‘anti-racist.’”——Build Magazine

“A remarkably jargon-free book that is as rigorously analytical as it is refreshingly practical and drives its points home with a range of telling anecdotes.”—Kirkus Reviews

FIFTH RISK, by Lewis

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Monday, April 27, 7:30 pm

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The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy (Paperback)

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The New York Times Bestseller, with a new afterword



"[Michael Lewis’s] most ambitious and important book." —Joe Klein, New York Times


Michael Lewis’s brilliant narrative of the Trump administration’s botched presidential transition takes us into the engine rooms of a government under attack by its leaders through willful ignorance and greed. The government manages a vast array of critical services that keep us safe and underpin our lives from ensuring the safety of our food and drugs and predicting extreme weather events to tracking and locating black market uranium before the terrorists do. The Fifth Risk masterfully and vividly unspools the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works.



Michael Lewis is the best-selling author of Liar’s Poker, Moneyball, The Blind Side, The Big Short, The Undoing Project, and The Fifth Risk. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his family.
Product Details ISBN: 9780393357455
ISBN-10: 0393357457
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: December 3rd, 2019
Pages: 256
Language: English
A hymn to the 'deep state,' which is revealed as nothing more than people who know what they're talking about.
— Cory Doctorow

Fascinating—and at times harrowing…Lewis tells an important and timely story, one that all of us who pay for, care about, and want government to work should hear.
— Brian Naylor - NPR

Lewis has written a countercultural, almost subversive, book: one that praises the intellectual curiosity, dedication, foresight and sense of mission he finds among America’s federal workers.
— Carlos Lozada - Washington Post

[A] spellbinding, alarming analysis of the most serious threats to Americans’ safety happening now from inside the U.S. government.
— Don Oldenburg - USA Today

[The Fifth Risk is] so prescient it’s goosepimpling.

— Jennifer Senior - New York Times

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