Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race

Book Title: Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465083617

Author: Beverly Daniel Tatum


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