Heather McGee’s The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together (2021), provides a framework for understanding how racist ideologies and profit interests drive disadvantaged white individuals to reinforce the hegemony of white and wealthy Americans. This response paper ties McGee’s conceptualization of zero-sum thinking to the carceral space.
"Dismantling the Zero-Sum Game to Co-Create a New Community with Solidarity Dividends and No Prisons,"
Journal of Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Scholarship: Vol. 6, Article 4.
Available at: https://repository.usfca.edu/jips/vol6/iss1/4