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“The Sum of Us” A Final Review

The premise or recurring theme or thesis behind Heather McGhee’s book, “The Sum of Us: How Racism Costs Everyone And How We Can Prosper Together” is that we, the United States, adopted this ‘zero-sum’ paradigm at its inception, particularly around race, and how it is been to the detriment of ‘all of us.’ What she does throughout the book, from beginning to the last chapter, is give example after example of how some White people and their politics are driven off this theme if they win, we lose, irrespective of the damage to the country.