Liz's Reviews > "Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?": A Psychologist Explains the Development of Racial Identity

"Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?" by Beverly Daniel Tatum
Rate this book
Clear rating

by
F 50x66
's review
Dec 10, 2007

really liked it

I found this to be a pretty useful book, especially, I think for parents. One point that the author really stresses is how to discuss race with children. She wrote that her four year old wanted to know why his skin was "dirty" and another child's wasn't. So many people would just 'sshh' a child when asked that question instead of answering it correctly. She used an analogy of different types of apples-they look different on the outside but look pretty much the same on the inside. Even though I'm not a parent, I think the words of wisdom in this book will be useful to me in my life.
flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read "Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?".
Sign In »

No comments have been added yet.