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Jun 6, 2020
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? (rebroadcast)
with Dr. Beverly Tatum
Across the past two weeks, we have seen a country crying out in pain and anger, in grief for the lives violently taken by the systemic racism that pervades our society. As with any traumatic event, that grief has yielded to work. More and more, we see people realizing that being ‘not racist’ can no longer be the goal – we must constantly work to be anti-racist. This weekend, Town Hall is re-broadcasting three programs from our archives to help foster understanding on the road to practicing anti-racism. We know that anti-racist work is never done; it is a constant process. We offer these as a resource to start or continue that work.
Saturday, June 6, 2020, 7:30PM
Originally presented October 2019.
Walk into any high school cafeteria and you will see Black, White, and Latino youth clustered into their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem we should try to fix or a coping strategy we should support? Dr. Beverly Tatum, renowned authority on the psychology of race, helps us begin this dialogue with her classic book Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race.
In conversation with Kristen Leong, Tatum argues that forthright discussion about our racial identities is essential if we are serious about enabling communication across racial and ethnic divides. Listen in with Tatum and Leong to become a part of this critical discussion to help confront these and other questions about race.
Presented by Town Hall Seattle.