Author Eddie S. Glaude Jr. discusses how white lives which are valued more than others distort our current politics and reinforce economic inequalities. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby.
On Tuesday, May 4 at 7 pm, Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures will present author Heather McGhee who will have a conversation with William Generett Jr., board member for the Pittsburgh Foundation and Senior Vice President of Civic Engagement at Duquesne University. McGhee’s economic and sociological research led to the findings in her book, “The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together.”
Some questions that may be discussed are: How do racial inequalities effect our economy? How does the deliberate devaluation of Black citizens and their communities effect our society economically and socially? What can we do to change and improve our society and economy, and become a part of a better America?
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Allen shares stories of Black millennials along with her own experiences of searching for a better future, detailing their efforts to overcome the impact of racist policies and their attempts to escape cycles of oppression.
Economist Peter Temin explains how our history influences racial disparities and the ways that politicians appeal to poor white voters, convincing them to support policies that make low-income people, no matter their race, poorer. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby or as eAudio on Hoopla.
Brown shows how racism is a huge part of our nation’s tax laws, benefiting whites financially at the expense of Black Americans.