The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together
Racism has once again surfaced in the United States in a way that is impossible to ignore. For years, this reader didn’t understand how deeply rooted racial hatred was in so very many of our citizens. It is out in the open now and there has been an abundance of books published on that topic in our attempt to understand the complexities of this worrisome and devastating topic. This book is quite different from others I have read, in that it explores the economic costs of racism. If one group is pitted against another, the underlying philosophy seems to be that we all can’t have it all; that the pie is too small to share. Heather Mcghee, the author, is an expert in social and economic policy and is uniquely qualified to break down the realities of what this type of limited thinking actually does to all of our chances for greater prosperity. The truth is that we do far better when we hang together than when we are pitted against each other in the construct of race.
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