Book Study: The Sum of Us

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Book Study: The Sum of Us

Join an intergenerational group of St. Luker's as we read through The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee. 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 that 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 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. Hosted by Meagan Burton-Krieger (address provided upon registration). Register here.

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