Week 6: February 26, 2015: Socialization and Identity Development - Race
The following chapters from “Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?” And Other Conversations About Race, by Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD, Basic Books, 1997
Chapter 3, “The Early Years: ‘Is my skin brown because I drink chocolate milk?’”
Chapter 4, “Identity Development in Adolescence: ‘Why are all the black kids sitting together in the cafeteria?’”
Chapter 6, “The Development of White Identity: ‘I’m not ethnic, I’m just normal’”
Chapter 8, “Critical Issues in Latino, American Indian, and Asian Pacific American Identity Development: ‘There’s more than just Black and White, you know’”
Note: Read at least 2 of the 4 assigned chapters. But everyone should read Chapter 4. Then, we ask that you read either the chapter that best describes the identity development of members of your own racial/ethnic identity group, or a chapter that discusses the identity development of another racial/ethnic identity group. If you are working with kids at all, we’d also strongly suggest reading Chapter 3 as well.
What Would You Do Bike Thief
After you have read/viewed this material, using the “race lens” pay attention to any race-related dynamics that may be present, on campus, home, or other places you’re visiting over the next few weeks. Use this data for the following homework – and to share in our 2/26 class discussions.
Written homework – in 1-2 pages:
Think of a race-related moment at here at Bentley or elsewhere when:
a) You realized you were seeing things differently from someone else – in this race-related situation, OR
b) You “caught” yourself seeing things one way in this race-related situation and then realized things were different from what you first thought/felt.
Use these three different fonts for your writing:
1. Normal font:
a) First provide an objective, detailed description of the “observable data” in the situation – this...