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Dying of Whiteness with Jonathan Metzl

Dying of Whiteness with Jonathan Metzl

Update: 2019-03-2621
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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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howard mhc

This is a wonderfully insightful explanation of how alt right philosophy takes root among those it harms most. All round the west it underpins the cult of the 'other' that is leading the disadvantaged to sacrifice themselves for such an evil philosophy.

Mar 31st
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Dying of Whiteness with Jonathan Metzl

Dying of Whiteness with Jonathan Metzl

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