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Tears We Cannot StopWhy Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race

By Beverly Daniel Tatum


The classic, bestselling book on the psychology of racism—now fully revised and updated 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. These topics have only become more urgent as the national conversation about race is increasingly acrimonious. This fully revised edition is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the dynamics of race in America.

Tatum, B.D. (1997). Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race. New York, NY: Hachette Book Group.

National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Museum of African American History

September 15 - October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month!

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society.

Telling All Americans' Stories: American Latino Heritage

The breadth of Latino/a experience is a vital aspect of America's rich and diverse past. The places explored here barely begin to hint at the varied ways their lives intersected with one another. Discover these remarkable stories preserved in our national parks and historic places... Read the stories here.

Telling All Americans' Stories: American Latino Heritage Retrieved from http://hispanicheritagemonth.gov/


Duke Spotlight

Henry WashingtonA Talk with Dr. Deborah Jakubs

Interviewed by Bob Crouch

In September, I asked Dr. Deborah Jakubs, the Rita DiGiallonardo Holloway University Librarian and Vice Provost for Library Affairs, several questions about her insights, thoughts, and feelings around diversity and inclusion. Dr. Jakubs, who became university librarian in January 2005, leads a system that both serves the Duke community and attracts scholars from around the world. The library system is comprised of six libraries, an extensive offsite high-density repository, and the Center for Instructional Technology.

Under Dr. Jakubs’ leadership Duke University Libraries rank among the nation's top 10 private research libraries, with nearly seven million volumes, millions of resources in a variety of formats, and 65,000 linear feet of manuscripts and archives.

Dr. Jakubs shared in her interview several items of interest that included: (1) how her background and life experiences influenced her passion for diversity and inclusion, (2) how she felt the recent events of Charlottesville brought about a need to convene and provide a safe space for staff to share reactions, thoughts, and feelings around the incident in our current climate, and (3) her future efforts for the Library around diversity, equity and inclusion.

Want to see more? Check out the full length interview here.


Association of American Medical Colleges


Mission: The AAMC serves and leads the academic medicine community to improve the health of all

Founded in 1876 and based in Washington, D.C., the Association of American Medical Colleges is a not-for-profit association dedicated to transforming health care through innovative medical education, cutting-edge patient care, and groundbreaking medical research. Its members comprise all 147 accredited U.S. and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools; nearly 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 51 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and more than 80 academic societies. Through these institutions and organizations, the AAMC serves the leaders of America’s medical schools and teaching hospitals and their nearly 167,000 full-time faculty members, 88,000 medical students, and 124,000 resident physicians.

AAMC Immune System

The Immune System's Cancer-Killing Potential

After years of failing to live up to its promise, immunotherapy is saving tens of thousands of lives today.

Association of American Medical Colleges. Retrieved from https://www.aamc.org/


Looking Back at Black Student Alliance's 50 Years at Duke

The Black Student Alliance is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year!

For 50 years, the Black Student Alliance has been a central actor in Duke's history.

Founded in 1967 as the Afro-American Society, the organization has had five decades of experience advocating for black students at Duke. In recent years, the group has mounted responses to several incidents on campus, including the discovery of a noose near the Bryan Plaza and the defacement of a #BlackLivesMatter poster with a racist slur. But the organization seeks to do more than respond, said current BSA president Tiana Horn, a senior.

"We are basically a service organization to uplift students of color and educate other students about black culture, black history and everything that goes along with that,” she said.

Read the full story here!

Butchireddygari, L. (2017, January 24). Looking back at black student alliance’s 50 years at duke. The Chronicle, p.1. Retrieved from http://www.dukechronicle.com/article/2017/01/looking-back-at-black-student-alliances-50-years-at-duke


North Carolina Diversity and Inclusion Partners

Hispanic Heritage Month






About NC Diversity and Inclusion Partners:

North Carolina Diversity and Inclusion Partners is a consortium of public and private institutions of higher education in the State of North Carolina established to coordinate a statewide network among chief diversity officers, equal opportunity compliance officers, human resources practitioners, experts in multicultural affairs and others in professional roles related to equal opportunity/affirmative action, diversity and inclusion in higher education.

The central aim of NC DIP is to unite chief diversity officers, diversity professionals, equal opportunity compliance officers, human resources practitioners, and other leaders in the push for change in higher education institutions. The NC DIP conference and spring networking event were created to provide an opportunity for practitioners and scholars to network and enhance learning on diversity, equity, and inclusion related topics.

Are you interested in participating? Click here for more details and registration information!

NCDip Save The Date


Retrieved from http://ncdip.net/


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