Observe the National Day of Racial Healing by joining other readers to discuss The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee.
In this persuasive and well-researched work, political commentator McGhee argues that the pervasive idea of the zero-sum game and the false assumption that social and economic gains for some will come at a cost for others not only hurts people of color but everyone. McGhee demonstrates, through a series of historical examples, that structural racism negatively impacts everyone and offers readers a roadmap forward.
This event is co-sponsored by the City of Chicago Office of Equity & Racial Justice. For more information on the Together We Heal initiative, visit www.chicago.gov/TogetherWeHeal.
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