In this very last part of the book, Tatum is doing call for action that we should take continually effort to break the silence of racism and suggestions for doing that. What she means is that we should be able to talk about this issue with others productively in various occasions. Like she said, talking about racism can raise people's consciousness about the issue. However, Tatum also realized that it is hard for us to get started to start the conversation, same for her students.
Then the author discussed why people fear to talk about racism. According to her, people are afraid to come down to the topics about racism because they think it may offend people of color around. The reason why people fear is because they have limited experience with people of color. Besides, many people in color also have this fear to talk about racism even whey are offended. Tatum thinks this is because the fear would keep silence with their fears of isolation, discomfort and rejection.
In this chapter, Tatum hope everyone to have the courage to speak up, and break the silence of the topics of racism and she believes it will make a huge difference because of the numbers of people who want to make a change.
Have you ever being silence towards topics about racism, or actual conducts of racism, what was your thinking? Can you now? What are you going to start one after reading this chapter?