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The Sum of Us

What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together

Heather McGhee

One of today's most insightful and influential thinkers offers a powerful exploration of inequality and the lesson that generations of Americans have failed to learn: Racism has a cost for everyone--not just for people of color. "This is the book I've been waiting for."--Ibram X. Kendi, #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracis...
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Everyone should read this outstanding book by @hmcghee, who elucidates a phenomenon we all feel but could never explain. Racism makes us all poorer - morally and financially.      source
This is a good short recap of one of the best books I've read this year: THE SUM OF US by @hmcghee. Among its big ideas: - Racism exacts a cost on everyone, not just those directly targeted. - Zero-sum thinking (If you gain, I lose) is pernicious.      source
Took me several weeks to get through Heather McGhee’s The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together. It’s clearly one of the most important books I’ve ever read. The case studies-vignettes should move anyone in the category of “breathing human being.”      source
Heather’s new book is a powerful reminder that fighting racism doesn’t just benefit Black people or people of color, but is something that brings great benefit to every American. It serves as a much needed call to action in this post-uprisings, post-Capitol insurrection America where race is being pitched by conservatives as a zero-sum game.      source