Year 16, Book 20

20. The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee

Heather McGhee begins The Sum of Us by asking the question why can’t we have nice things. And no matter what the question is referring to the answer is racism. She spends the rest of the book exploring how racism has influenced every part of our country and does not just hurt minorities but white people too. She explores how we can work together to change the narrative that benefitting everyone will take away from those that already have to show how everyone can better prosper when we’re trying to create policies that work for everyone and not just some. I give it a 9 out of 10.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s