Dying of Whiteness


by Jonathan Metzi

How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America’s Heartland.

In election after election, conservative white Americans have embraced politicians who pledge to make their lives great again. But the policies that result actually place white Americans at ever-greater risk of sickness and death. Metzl examines how racial resentment has fueled pro-gun laws in Missouri, resistance to the Affordable Care Act in Tennessee, and cuts to schools and social services in Kansas.

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