Currently Reading: The Sum of Us

Subtitled What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee.

Very interesting book. It’s funny hubbie and I were talking about book bans and how with a net connection and an z Amazon Fire tablet you can not only read any book you desire but even check books out using Kindle unlimited.

In the book she talks about racism in the form of redlining, even how there were public swimming pools all over the U.S. until black people wanted to use those pools. Then they were closed down. Filled with dirt and now nobody could swim there. It’s funny even when I grew up we had a pool. Not a kiddie pool. A full on pool.

Also talks about redlining that makes the blood boil too. Or how they laid out Chicago and all the things they put in low income areas for example oil refineries. Garbage dumps etc..

It’s a dense read but good .

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