“Racism in our politics and in our policy making is why all of us can’t have nice things. And by we who can’t have nice things, I mean the white folks, the largest share of the impoverished and the uninsured, and I mean the folks of color who are disproportionately so,” says Heather McGhee, author of the Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone. By nice things she doesn’t mean a fancy car. She means things like childcare or a good education for your kids or a job that treats you with respect. Heather was in Kansas City in November in dialogue with Stand-Up KC’s Terrence Wise and Bridgette Hughes on how to build a multi-racial workers’ movement. This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, we’ll bring you that conversation.
Why Stamping Out Racism Is Good for White People (and everyone else too) Heather McGhee in KC with Terrence and Bridgette from Stand Up KCJen Zaman