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Common Read 2024: Author Heather McGhee Keynote

Bronco Student Center, Ursa Major 3801 West Temple Avenue, Pomona, CA, United States

Join Us for the Common Read 2024 Keynote: The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGheeJoin Us for the Common Read 2024 Keynote: The Sum of US by Heather McGheeIn-Person, Bronco Student Center, Ursa MajorAbout The Sum of UsIn The Sum of Us, Heather McGhee dives into her specialty, the American Economy, and the mystery of why it often fails the American public. From the financial crisis to rising student debt to collapsing public infrastructure, McGhee has found a common root problem: racism. McGhee explains that racism has costs for white people too and it is the common denominator of our most vexing public problems, the core dysfunction of our democracy and constitutive of the spiritual and moral crises that grip us all. McGhee embarks on a deeply personal journey across the country from Mississippi to California to Maine, tallying what we lose when we buy into the zero-sum paradigm--the idea the progress for some of us must come at the expense of others. Along the way, she meets white people who confide in her about losing their homes, their dreams, and their shot at better jobs to the toxic mix Read More ...

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