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The classic, best-selling book on the psychology of racism - now fully revised and updated.

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. These topics have only become more urgent as the national conversation about race is increasingly acrimonious. This fully revised edition is essential listening for anyone seeking to understand the dynamics of race in America.

©2017 Beverly Tatum (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"An unusually sensitive work about the racial barriers that still divide us in so many areas of life." (Jonathan Kozol)

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Outstanding.

A must read for parents and educators. No matter your racial or socio-economic background, you will learn a lot from this book.

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A magnificent tool for life.

It touched on Native Americans, a group so easily forgotten by many. It gave a historical context which made it easier to understand today's social issues and it gave the tools talk about those issues and how to work together to keep moving foward.

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It’s time to change perspective

I am so glad that I listen to this book. As a white female who is lived 60 years, I know I’ve had struggles. But this book showed me that my struggles also came with privilege. My heart is open to hear the stories of those less fortunate. And to stand up for those being discriminated against every time the opportunity shows up.

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Truth today

Tough to listen to, but the truth is always in season. Learned so very much. well reasoned

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Outstanding! A must read for all races!

I found this to be a very enlightening, enriching and educational book. As a white person I struggle with what my role is in dismantling systemic racism. This book has iopened my heart and mind to what's possible and how I can be a part of it.

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Love it.

I enjoyed this. i could relate so much to it.
Moving from Baltimore to Ohio to a small town when i was 4. I understood about not wanting to be African American. i Wanted to be white. The things I heard from adult whites was awful. I was scared of my own race. I still have some Apprehensive ways if I am around too many if it's not my family
Great read.

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Amazing!!

I had read parts of the original but the twentieth anniversary addition was particularly powerful. Me and my wife are look at fostering and there is a good chance that kids place with us will have a different race than our selves, this book was incredible helpful tool, preparing us to promote a positive racial identity for kids coming into our home irrespective of their race

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Requisite reading for cross-cultural conversation

Fascinating read that challenges assumptions and breaks down barriers. Great information for those who are trying to engage in difficult conversations.

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Enlightening!

I loved this book! It was recommended by some physiologists I met whole taking a workshop about diversity at The University of Maryland. I was not disappointed it was so intriguing and eye opening. It gave me tools to help raise my multiracial children!

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A Nice Book for teachers

The book gives different perspectives on race by the author. This is a good book to give to students and young adults.

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