Monday, September 24, 2007

Visitor to Cleveland Helps It Revisit and Understand Racism

Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum visited Cleveland last week. She added one day to her busy schedule and addressed citizens Saturday morning at Church of the Covenant on Euclid.

Dr. Tatum has been involved in helping all people understand racism and racial stereotypes in order that people become more free to treat everyone justly. She shared that a conversion moment which led her to reconnect with organized religion then go on to study theology in order to "speak to clergy in their own language" and to help them lead others better when it comes to race.

She wrote Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?": A Psychologist Explains the Development of Racial Identity in order to bring her conversations with educators, clergy and students to a broader audience.

Dr. Tatum wrote an essay published in the Washington Post on Sunday to shed light on the crisis in Jena, Louisiana.

No comments: