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Racial Identity & White Privilege

Here are all of the resources in this category that NCDD recommends most highly.

Taking America's Pulse III Highly Recommended

Dr. Tom W. Smith, General Social Survey at the National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago.

Taking America's Pulse III (TAP III) is the third major national survey of intergroup relations conducted by The National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ). The survey provides insight into intergroup relations in contemporary America and how, if at all, attitudes have changed in recent years. Data from TAP III demonstrates that, as American society grows more complex, intergroup relations are increasingly critical to social well-being and national progress.

Resource Link: http://www.nccj.org/nccj/nccj.nsf/articleall/4537?opendocument&1#874

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race Highly Recommended

Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.D.. New York, NY: Basic Books, 1997.

Anyone who's been to a high school or college has noted how students of the same race seem to stick together. Beverly Daniel Tatum has noticed it too, and she doesn't think it's so bad. As she explains in this provocative book, these students are in the process of establishing and affirming their racial identity. As Tatum sees it, blacks must secure a racial identity free of negative stereotypes. The challenge to whites, on which she expounds, is to give up the privilege that their skin color affords and to work actively to combat injustice in society.

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