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Heather McGhee On The Hidden Cost of Racism

Renee Bright

We know that racism is dangerous to a healthy society — physically dangerous, morally dangerous and also, Heather McGhee argues, economically dangerous for everyone in the country.

A social policy and economic expert, McGhee writes in her book The Sum of Us that, “We lose when we buy into the zero-sum paradigm — the idea that progress for some of us must come at the expense of others.” We’ll talk with her Friday at noon about the significance of having honest conversations about past and present racism and about the true story of the hidden costs of racism.

Heather McGhee is the author of The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together. [IndieBound|Amazon|Audible| Bookshop]

You can watch Heather McGhee's TED Talk, Racism Has a Cost For Everyone here.

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.