Can We Talk About Race?: And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation


reviewed by Alice McIntyre - July 05, 2007

coverTitle: Can We Talk About Race?: And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation
Author(s): Beverly Daniel Tatum
Publisher: Beacon Press, Boston
ISBN: 0807032840 , Pages: 168, Year: 2007
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A number of scholars in the field of education have positioned ‘race’ and its relationship to teachers’ beliefs, student achievement, and higher education as critically important for consideration when designing pedagogies and educational policies. Beverly Tatum, current President of Spellman College, is one of those scholars and in Can We Talk about Race? she addresses the interrelationship of the above issues with insight, clarity, personal experience, and a call to recommit ourselves to the pursuit of equality and justice for all students.   Can We Talk about Race? is based on four lectures that Dr. Tatum delivered at Simmons College in 2006. In the book, Tatum explores the contested history of race and its relationship to school (re)segregation; student achievement; cross-racial relationships; and higher education. She invites educators, students, and administrators to take up the challenge to undo the effects of racism in public schools, in their personal and professional relationships,... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: July 05, 2007
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