Presented by Unity of Houston’s Healing the Heart of America Book Club
Facilitated by Rev. Karen Tudor
Many people believe anti-Black racism has only harmed African Americans. In The Sum of Us, Heather McGhee tells the untold story – how racism has harmed Whites as well as Blacks and what we can do about it.
“I’m fundamentally a hopeful person, because I know that decisions made the world as it is and that better decisions can change it. Nothing about our situation is inevitable or immutable, but you can’t solve a problem with the consciousness that created it.”…Heather McGhee
We will explore how:
- social policies created an unequal playing field for Blacks and Whites
- fear of integration harmed entire communities
- this shared history has created a polarized social environment
- we can work together against social forces that would control us all
With greater understanding we can take positive action to create a new path, strengthened by the sum of us.