Dr. Tatum is widely known for both her expertise on race relations and as a thought leader in higher education. The author of several books including "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?" and Other Conversations About Race and Can We Talk About Race? and Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation, Dr. Tatum is a sought-after speaker on the topics of racial identity development, race and education, strategies for creating inclusive campus environments, and higher education leadership. McNeill students who attended lunch included Nuvia Mendoza (pictured bottom right), Joe Tandoh (Pictured right), Veronica Cuevas Perez and Allison Sratton.