Greg Nickerson recently joined a book club that focuses on topics related to diversity, equity and inclusion. The group, convened by the Greater Milwaukee Committee, has so far read two books that the Bader Rutter chairman found “very thought provoking.”
The first selection was “Know Your Price” by educator and award-winning journalist Andre Perry. The 2020 research-based work highlights the economic and social consequences of a long-standing history of structural inequality in the U.S. and provides “a new means of determining the value of Black communities.”
Perry builds his case using analysis of six Black-majority cities as well as testimony of his own personal experience growing up in Black-majority Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania.
Nickerson said he appreciated Perry’s quantitative viewpoint on a topic that is subjective in nature.
“I have been on a personal journey to be educated on topics related to racial inequities and this was another stop on that road,” Nickerson said.