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Dying of Whiteness with Jonathan Metzl

Dying of Whiteness with Jonathan Metzl

Update: 2019-03-268
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Life expectancy in America has gone down three years in a row. You might expect to see a decline in average life expectancy in the aftermath of war or famine – to witness it in an industrialized nation in the middle of an otherwise prosperous era, however, is unprecedented. It is a distress signal that something has gone horribly wrong. Jonathan Metzl traced that distress signal to its origin and found something remarkable. He writes that the policies promising to Make America Great Again, policies rooted in centering and maintaining the power of whiteness, are shortening the lives of the white Americans who vote for them. From supporting conceal carry to cutting social services, Metzl explores just what policies white voters are willing to risk their lives for. 

**This conversation explores death by suicide and gun violence**

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Carol Stevenson

Maybe you'd like to stop telling us to "think about that for a second". We're intelligent beings, we don't need to be told what to think about, especially when we've opted in to listening to this topic.

Mar 26th
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Dying of Whiteness with Jonathan Metzl

Dying of Whiteness with Jonathan Metzl

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