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Why Are All the Black (and Latino and White) Kids Still Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? A Frank Discussion of the Intersection of Social and Emotional Learning and Identity Development

November 21, 2017 - 1:00 pm to November 21, 2017 - 2:00 pm

A Thought Leader Conversation with Karen Pittman and Beverly Daniel Tatum

A special note from Karen Pittman:

"Almost 50 years ago, I remember entering the cafeteria as a freshman at Oberlin College, being faced with the question – should I sit at the black tables or mix in? I opted to mix in, because that that was what I was used to, having attended public magnet schools in D.C. Twenty years ago, Beverly Daniel Tatum published a ground breaking analysis of this self-segregation phenomenon. This analysis is more relevant than ever which is why Tatum has fully revised an updated Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations about Race."

Pittman recently sat down with Beverly for a frank discussion about why straight talk about our racial identities is critical to enabling communication across racial and ethnic divides and why straight talk about identity development is an essential complement to the push for more attention to social and emotional skill building. 

Listen to the recording below.



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