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'Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?': A Psychologist Explains the Development of Racial Identity Summary
Beverly Daniel Tatum

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'Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?': A Psychologist Explains the Development of Racial Identity Summary

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Beverly Tatum, a psychologist who studies racial identity, presents here a book about the development of racial identity and its connection to the racism prevalent in American society at the turn of the 20th century. The book focuses primarily on Black-White relations in childhood and adolescence. Tatum begins the book with an examination of the terms in which racism is understood. She first offers her admittedly controversial understanding of racism as a system of advantage based on race. That is, racism does not necessarily require any one person to harbor explicit racist attitudes. Instead, it is simply a social state in which race assigns some groups greater social and material goods than others. Due to her definition, Tatum accepts the admittedly unusual idea that Blacks cannot be racist, since their racial prejudices do not sustain or rest on a system of advantage. Racial identity, Tatum argues, is developing...

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