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First-Ever grit2 Community Read:

“Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? 

And Other Conversations About Race”

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To incorporate social justice issues and create space for peaceful dialogue to improve ourselves, our relationships and our community -- grit2 is facilitating a community discussion around the book “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race” by Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD.


“Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black, White, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy? Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, argues that straight talk about our racial identities is essential if we are serious about enabling communication across racial and ethnic divides.”


The objectives of our discussion are:

  • Provide an opportunity for a community conversation about race

  • Define terms used when talking about racism

  • Further understand identity development within the context of race and what it means to be a person of color within our society 

  • Increase our awareness of what it means to be white within our society


We believe by expanding our knowledge around race identity we can use that understanding to build a better community.

Let’s start a conversation.



Two ways to participate:

  1. Form your own book discussion group and utilize a provided discussion guide;

  2. Join our virtual facilitated discussion group, February 2, 9 and 16th from 7-8:30pm. (NOTE: grit2 VIRTUAL GROUP REGISTRATION CLOSED 1/20/21)


Whatever format you choose register below. Upon registration you will receive further details, discussion guides and reading recommendations.

If you have any questions or comments, please email us at

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