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The Resource The sum of us : what racism costs everyone and how we can prosper together, Heather McGhee

The sum of us : what racism costs everyone and how we can prosper together, Heather McGhee

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The sum of us : what racism costs everyone and how we can prosper together
Title
The sum of us
Title remainder
what racism costs everyone and how we can prosper together
Statement of responsibility
Heather McGhee
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Heather C. McGhee's specialty is the American economy--and the mystery of why it so often fails the American public. As she dug into subject after subject, from the financial crisis to declining wages to collapsing public infrastructure, she found a common problem at the bottom of them all: racism--but not just in the obvious ways that hurt people of color. Racism has costs for white people, too. It's the common denominator in our most vexing public problems, even beyond our economy. It is at the core of the dysfunction of our democracy and even the spiritual and moral crises that grip us. Racism is a toxin in the American body and it weakens us all. But how did this happen? And is there a way out? To find the way, McGhee embarks on a deeply personal journey across the country from Mississippi to Maine, tallying up what we lose when we buy into the zero-sum paradigm--the idea that progress for some of us must come at the expense of others. Along the way, she collects the stories of white people who confide in her about losing their homes, their dreams and their shot at a better job to the toxic mix of American racism and greed. This is the story of how public goods in this country--from parks and pools to functioning schools--have become private luxuries; of how unions collapsed, wages stagnated, and inequality increased; and of how this country, unique among the world's advanced economies, has thwarted universal healthcare. It's why we fail to prevent environmental and public health crises that require collective action. But in unlikely places of worship and work, McGhee also finds proof of what she calls the Solidarity Dividend: gains that come when people come together across race, to the benefit of all involved"--
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McGhee, Heather C
Dewey number
305.800073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.8
LC item number
.M38 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Racism
  • United States
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The sum of us : what racism costs everyone and how we can prosper together, Heather McGhee
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-397) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
An old story : the zero-sum hierarchy -- Racism drained the pool -- Going without -- Ignoring the canary -- No one fights alone -- Never a real democracy -- Living apart -- The same sky -- The hidden wound -- The solitary dividend
Control code
on1236456147
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 415 pages
Isbn
9780525509561
Lccn
2020044567
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1236456147
Label
The sum of us : what racism costs everyone and how we can prosper together, Heather McGhee
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-397) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An old story : the zero-sum hierarchy -- Racism drained the pool -- Going without -- Ignoring the canary -- No one fights alone -- Never a real democracy -- Living apart -- The same sky -- The hidden wound -- The solitary dividend
Control code
on1236456147
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 415 pages
Isbn
9780525509561
Lccn
2020044567
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1236456147

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