MIT Reads community discussion: Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
Friday, April 19, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Building 14, 14E-109 (Lewis Music Library)
160 MEMORIAL DR, 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.
Feel free to bring your lunch; snacks will be provided