NVHF speaks with Heather McGhee

Webinar Apr 28, 2021 1 PM EST

When Heather McGhee set out to write her book, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together, she was looking for answers to a single question: Why can’t we all have nice things?

While her research pointed to racist and discriminatory policies that not only excluded people of color, but also negatively impacted society at large, McGhee is hopeful that we can achieve racial equity and, importantly, ensure that everyone has the opportunity for a better quality of life.

NVHF President and CEO Patricia Mathews spoke with McGhee about the reasons for her hope, the importance of embracing an equity lens, and recommendations for how we can prosper together in Northern Virginia and beyond

Read the interview recap.