Friend and writer Gretchen Wing recently posted a review of The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee. I haven’t read the book, but after reading Gretchen’s review, it’s on my reading list.
“The Sum of Us is a brilliant analysis of how we arrived here: divided and self-destructing, materially rich but spiritually starved and vastly unequal.
McGhee marshals economic and sociological research to paint an irrefutable story of racism’s costs, but at the heart of the book are the humble stories of people yearning to be part of a better America, including white supremacy’s collateral victims: white people themselves.
With startling empathy, this heartfelt message from a Black woman to a multiracial America leaves us with a new vision for a future in which we finally realize that life can be more than zero-sum.”From McGhee’s website
Click the link below to read Gretchen’s post and find out why Ibram X. Kendi has been waiting for this book.
Here’s how Gretchen starts her review:
“Kendi’s blurb tops all the praise on the back of Heather McGhee’s The Sum of Us. And if Kendi–Professor Antiracism himself–has been waiting for this book, this research, this analysis, how much more do the rest of us stand to gain from paying attention?”