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Connections: Heather McGhee on her book, "The Sum of Us"

May 4, 2021

In her new book, Heather McGhee argues that America will not reach its potential until white people understand that racism hurts everybody. McGhee uses historical examples to make her case -- from the subprime mortgage crisis to the filling and closing of formerly all-white public swimming pools. Her book is called "The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together." She'll be a keynote speaker at Monroe Community College on May 19, but first, she joins us on Connections.

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