Vista:  Winter 1997-98, Volume 2, Number 3
Alumnae Who Make the News
Alumnae Who Make the News

People Aren't the Problem
People Aren't the Problem

Better Learning Through Slime
Better Learning Through Slime

Mary Lyon's Relative Enrolls
Mary Lyon's Relative Enrolls

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Talking About Race: From Silence to Sincerity


Thirty years after segregation was outlawed, how many of us live in racially diverse neighborhoods or even speak regularly with those of a race different than our own? The fact is that few Americans do. Race profoundly shapes how we experience the world, yet we almost never talk about it as individuals. What speaks loudest about race is the voluntary silence that so often enshrouds it.

At Mount Holyoke, though, people are consciously breaking the silence and are struggling to understand one another across racial lines. It's not easy work, but it's important, and this is the perfect place to do it, according to professor of psychology and education Beverly Daniel Tatum. (Continued)

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