Can We Talk about Race?: And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation (Paperback)

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In Can We Talk About Race? psychologist and educator Beverly Daniel Tatum, one of our leading commentators on race and schools, analyzes some of the most resonant issues in American education and race relations.

About the Author


Beverly Daniel Tatum is the author of the Epilogue and the current President of Spelman College. She is also the author of "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race" (Basic Books) and "Assimilation Blues: Black Families in a White Community" (Greenwood Publishing).

Praise For…


"What Tatum seeks to do above all is trigger sometimes challenging discussions about race, and infuse those discussions with a reality-based focus on how race affects us all. Her latest book does that beautifully, asking touch questions, and patiently, inclusively seeking answers."—Boston Globe

"Ten years ago, Tatum's book asked the question, 'Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?' Her latest book follows up with a broader question about the nation's readiness to talk honestly about the forces that continue to make race such a thorny issue . . . A probing and ambitious start to a series of books to prod national discussion on issues of race, education, and democracy."—Vanessa Bush, Booklist

"Four research-rich, concisely written essays on race and education, including examinations of the 'resegregation of our schools,' the need for educational curricula and staff that respect the diverse communities they serve, [and] the challenges of interracial friendships . . . What Tatum seeks to do above all is trigger sometimes challenging discussions about race, and infuse those discussions with a reality-based focus on how race affects us all. Her latest book does that beautifully, asking tough questions, and patiently, inclusively seeking answers."—Chuck Leddy, Boston Globe

"Another thoughtful, personal and provocative book that will encourage discussion about many of the difficult issues still surrounding race in America—in and out of the classroom."—Marian Wright Edelman, president, Children's Defense Fund

Product Details
ISBN: 9780807032855
ISBN-10: 0807032859
Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)
Publication Date: July 14th, 2008
Pages: 147
Language: English