MIT Reads community discussion: Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 5:30pm to 6:30pm
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.