The Sum of US - by: Heather McGhee - a Great Book!
THE SUM OF US: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together – by: Heather McGhee – is a very important read for those of us who care significantly about racism. McGhee confronts repeatedly the myth that racism is a zero-sum game. It is totally false that when Black People gain from ending racist practices, white people lose. One example is how the drive for a $15/hour minimum wage among fast-food restaurant workers has helped white workers, as well as Black and Brown fellow employees. McGhee notes how wealthy (mostly) white business owners play off white workers against BIPOC potential allies. She clearly shows how both can win, when we unite in our efforts for justice. Some quotes are helpful. Referencing how state and local funding of college education has dramatically increased tuition and resulting student debt, As racialized as the politics of government spending has become, the victims of this new higher education austerity include the majori