'Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?': A Psychologist Explains the Development of Racial Identity Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Beverly Daniel Tatum
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In her courses on the psychology of race, Tatum often finds that parents like to brag about what quality of their children?

2. Tatum writes in Part II, Understanding Blackness in a White Context, Chapter 3 that at very young ages, children are often confused by the color language due to their encounters with what?

3. What refers to a particular tendency or inclination, especially one that prevents unprejudiced consideration of a question?

4. In Part II, Understanding Blackness in a White Context, Chapter 3, Tatum writes that she often opens race seminars with adults by asking them about what?

5. What refers to a suspension of activity?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author distinguish between dominant and subordinate groups in Part I, A Definition of Terms, Chapter 2, The Complexity of Identity?

2. How does Tatum describe her conception of herself regarding race in Part II, Understanding Blackness in a White Context, Chapter 5, Racial Identity in Adulthood?

3. What does the author write in Part II, Understanding Blackness in a White Context, Chapter 3, The Early Years that she begins adult seminars with asking?

4. What is Tatum's argument against those who suggest keeping silent regarding race with children in Part II, Understanding Blackness in a White Context, Chapter 3, The Early Years?

5. How did Tatum feel about her experiences while in college, as discussed in Part II, Understanding Blackness in a White Context, Chapter 5, Racial Identity in Adulthood?

6. Why does Beverly Tatum claim not to have sat at the "Black table" in Part II, Understanding Blackness in a White Context, Chapter 5, Racial Identity in Adulthood?

7. How does the author describe the complexity of personal identity in Part I, A Definition of Terms, Chapter 2, The Complexity of Identity?

8. When in an individual's life does the impact of racism begin, according to the author in Part I, A Definition of Terms, Chapter 1, Defining Racism? How is it developed?

9. What does Tatum say is a misconception parents have about their children in Part II, Understanding Blackness in a White Context, Chapter 3, The Early Years?

10. What co-evolving processes construct personal identity according to the author in Part I, A Definition of Terms, Chapter 2, The Complexity of Identity?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the immersion experience and its impact on racial identity development. When and in what ways does the author describe this experience?

Essay Topic 2

Describe William Cross and the five stages of "nigrescence." When did Cross develop his theories of racial development?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the experience of Blacks and Whites in the workplace. What resistance does the author describe Whites having against affirmative action? Why?

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