Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together
Race is a hard topic for us to discuss. Yet, understanding its dynamics in America is needed. Today, we find ourselves being asked to enter into conversations about anti-racism and, as the body of Christ, to respond in a way that recognizes and honors each persons’ God-given human worth. This is not always easy. For some, they are just coming to the table and trying to figure out what it means to talk about race in ways that are helpful. Others have been engaged in the conversation and are now trying to find more fruitful ways to respond. Wherever we are, communication is essential to beginning a dialogue that aims to create change in our culture and in our world. Beverly Daniel Tatum helps readers unravel how to talk plainly about racial identities in order to create an open and safe place for communication across racial and ethnic divides.
You are invited to join in a six-week study of Tatum’s book Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? Together, we will use the book as an entry point into conversations about race and how to respond as the people of God. This group will meet on Tuesday nights starting July 28th via Zoom. We will gather from 7:30-8:30 for six-weeks. For more information, contact Rev. Melissa Kime-Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sarah Jones at email@example.com.