MIT Reads community discussion: Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 5:30am to 6:30am

Building W31, W31-110 (SPXCE Intercultural Center)
120 MASSACHUSETTS AVE, Cambridge, MA 02139

As a nation, are we having honest conversations about race and racism? The MIT Libraries invites you to join a discussion of the MIT Reads spring selection: Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum.

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? 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.

Dinner will be provided.

Event Type

Meetings/Gatherings, Community Event

Events By Interest

Diversity/Inclusion, General

Events By Audience

MIT Community

Website

https://libraries.mit.edu/mit-reads/

Department
MIT Libraries
Hashtag

#mitreads

Contact Email

mitreads-plan@mit.edu

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