Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria Analysis

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Racial segregation has been around since the nineteen hundreds. Blacks and whites were never able to get along; whites were not very pleased or welcoming to the blacks. Schools were one of the main issues in segregation as well; blacks and whites were not allowed to go to the same schools. Racial segregation has changed and came along way since then, so we think. Reading several articles I have came across that racial segregation is still involved. Inequality and stereotypes still exists. Statistics has proven that but has failed to see that segregation is still going on. Many of the adults fail to see what is really going on, but us students go through it and have to face it. Students are being judge and treated unfairly by their race and the color of the skin, when in…show more content…
In “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria”, Tatum describes the schools in today's society and deepens thoughts to a question everyone seems to ask but never really gets an answer. Black students are being judge and stereotyped at everything they do. Tatum makes it clear that the problem everyone goes through confronts; who am I? “Who can I be?” Based on the negative stereotypes society brings upon blacks and the elevation of white culture. Tatum gives us multiple examples on how the black students go through stereotyping. Which is why Tatum used "why are all the black kids sitting together in the cafeteria" to show that they sit together only because they have something in common and are comfortable with one another. In his essay he brought up that a black student couldn’t be smart because it was considered being “white”. Showing that African Americans have potential but don't always have the opportunity to show or get to fulfill it. Instead Tatum believes that we should encourage kids to embrace other opportunities rather than stereotyping ones

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