Book Review

Our Search for Belonging: How Our Need to Connect is Tearing Us Apart

by Howard Ross

As we have just had US elections, I wanted to offer a book that would support how to look at our mounting political segregation. Howard Ross, a global consultant in diversity and inclusion (and a dear friend), writes about the neuroscience of belonging and connection, and the challenges that arise when we create tribes out of fear of the “other”. The book explores topics such as race, immigration status, religion and politics, and how we resort to an “us versus them” mentality, which is exacerbated by social media. It is a great book to understand the brain science behind what’s happening in our society and strategies to combat it.

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