An interesting read. I thought that her pointing out all of the different kinds of isms was interesting and was also interested in the racial identity vs. ethnic identity concept and found the examples given to be useful. I found the most useful part of the article to be the discussion of the racial identity vs. the ethnic identity. Jenn

This was a very interesting chapter, because I've always been intrigued by racial categorization. I've never understood how people from so many different backgrounds could all be considered to be from the same race just because of how they look. For me, on a personal level, I've never know what to answer in those forms that ask you to state your race. I always check OTHER, and I don't give any other explanation.
I love what Tatum says about biologists telling us there is only one race, the human race. Whose post? Sorry about that! It's Myriem :)

I was quite surprised when I came across one of those forms that ask you to state your race about two years ago, previously I had never seen or heard of such a thing. I was also confused about which box to check and could not understand why you had to choose one only.
I found the idea that it is our targeted identities that hold our attention to be a significant point here. Meral


I found it insightful that Tatum first applies self-reflection to the ways in which she has been dominating, before accusing others of the same. It reminds me of the Gospel passage in which Jesus points out to some of the Pharisees that they wash only the outside of the cup, but not the inside. In making that reference I don't mean to imply Tatum is any more responsible than I in sustaining an oppressive society. \I can not judge her. But it seems fair to me though that self-reflection is a necessary step prior to accusation.
-Serge Agreed.