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Why are all the Black Kids....

Seminar lesson

Katie Castle

on 25 February 2010

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Transcript of Why are all the Black Kids....

Why Are all the black kids sitting together in the cafeteria? - beverly Danial tatum Part Two : Understanding blackness in a white context The Early Years "Is my skin brown because I drink chocolate milk?" "He said I was 'black.' 'No I'm not,' I said, 'I'm tan'...
As a three-year-old child who knew her colors, I was prepared to stand my ground." confusions ?
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Assumption that Dark Skin means dirt. Lack of consistency between the colors taught in school and the titles we give to skin color. Noticing physical differences at the age of three. "race constancy" - that a person's race is "fixed" Variations within a racial group What can we do about it? discuss issues of race with children. don't just "SHHH" Hang pictures of people you know with all different variations of skin color around your house. teaching critical literacy/consciousness: noticing discriminatory messages in texts.
-example : Lion king teaching kids strategies to stand up to these stereotypical messages Identity development
in adolesence "Why are all the Black kids sitting together in the cafeteria?" First two stages of racial identity 1. pre-encounter: Absorbing values of white culture
racial identity not under examination 2. Encounter: acknowledging personal impact of racism encounter with the addition of understanding of impact of racism -- a need for "sharing experiences with others who have lived it"

Lunch tables! Alternatives: SET meeting, pictures and knowledge racial identity in adulthood "A work in progress..." last three stages of racial identity 3. Immersion/emersion: new information about black culture
excited about a new community
redefining a positive self image 4. Internalize: security in racial community
meaningful relationships across culture lines 5. internalize-commitment: ongoing action and concern for black community.

What can we do to avoid the separation? so..... why are all the black kids sitting together in the cafeteria ??
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