Are we more alike than we are different?

“We are more alike than we are different.” While this quote is attributed to many different thought leaders, it is not the majority view. Why? This is one of the questions asked at the Fourth Racial Justice Summit, hosted by YWCA in partnership with COUNTRY Financial and Heartland Community College on November 9. Tim Wise—keynote speaker this year, has spoken in 48 states and on over 600 college campuses, including Harvard, Stanford, and the Law Schools at Yale and Columbia—was keynote speaker at this year’s summit. He is the author of five books, including his latest: Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity. Best-selling author and professor Michael Eric Dyson calls Wise “one of the most brilliant, articulate and courageous critics of white privilege in the nation.” MCLP representatives attend with almost 100 attendees and participated in the facilitated discussions, listening and “learning to see this topic through different lens.” For more details, check out the blog by Angelique Ambers, MCLP marketing committee member who attended with Bev Hornickel, MCLP Finance committee member.