Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing...

...America's Heartland

 

Dying of Whiteness is What's the Matter with Kansas but with an emphasis on public health. In the backlash conservatism of the Trump era, physician Jonathan M. Metzl argues that lower- and middle-class white Americans who vote for policies that promise to protect their embattled "way of life," in fact damage their own health and well-being. Through focus groups and interviews with ordinary Americans and statistical analysis of population health and life expectancy, Metzl shows how anti-government and pro-gun policies win support due to white racial resentment, and how such policies raise mortality risks for white Americans and for our society as a whole.

 

By Jonathan M. Metzl

Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing...

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