Michael Harriot

Senior Writer, TheRoot
Michael Harriot Crosscut Festival 2021

Session: What Racism Costs Us All

4 p.m. Friday, May 7

From repeated financial meltdowns to expanding income inequity, the American economy keeps failing the American public. Heather McGeeauthor of The Sum of Us, proposes a common root problem: racism. But it doesn’t just impact people of color. Racism costs for white people, too. It connects our most complex public problems. How did we get here? Can we find a way out? This conversation will be moderated by Michael Harriot.

 

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About Michael Harriot

Michael Harriot is a Senior Writer at TheRoot.com where he writes about the intersection of race, politics and economics. Check out his latest work.

 

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About Crosscut Festival 2021

 

Join journalists, politicians, authors, creators and newsmakers from our community and around the nation May 3-8, 2021 as we come together to take a hard look at the people, policy and events that shape our lives.

 

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Your submitted questions could help shape our conversations in May. We’ll accept questions until mid-April, then pass along popular and thought-provoking topics for moderators to potentially include in their scripts.

 

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