U.S. MORTALITY RATE BY RACE, AGES 50-54.
Congratulations white people. You’re #1.
A new Princeton University study by two economists shows that non-Hispanic whites have the highest death rate of any group in America.
Be proud that you’re first again.
Like we keep saying, white genocide is real.
They don’t have to march white people up to a wall to face a firing squad. They don’t have to put white people in FEMA camps and mass exterminate that way. There are far more sophisticated ways of genociding whites.
The press has picked up the theme from Professors Angus Deaton and Anne Case, calling the culling of whites from the population “deaths of despair.”
Their research has been picked up by multiple news outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and Vox.
Vox and the Wall Street Journal are heavily biased leftward. Bloomberg offers a more unbiased look at the news of the day. Thus, this post is sourced from Bloomberg. The first and third graph were sourced from the WSJ.
Researchers who sounded the alarm on increasing white working-class mortality blamed the trend Thursday on economic upheaval that created a web of social issues so tightly interwoven that even successful policies would take years to unsnarl them.
Mortality and morbidity, which measure chances of death or illness within an age group, began climbing in the late 1990s for less-educated whites between 45 and 54. That came as progress against heart disease and cancer slowed and drug overdoses, suicide and alcoholism — so-called “deaths of despair” — became pervasive.
Distress born of globalization and technological change probably drove the deadly outcome, new research by Princeton University’s Anne Case and Nobel Prize winner Angus Deaton shows. Their findings point to a cycle of despair that’s deepening: Middle-aged whites today are more likely to report pain and mental-health problems than their predecessors and are experiencing symptoms of alcoholism at a younger age.
“Policies, even ones that successfully improve earnings and jobs, or redistribute income, will take many years to reverse the mortality and morbidity increase,” Case and Deaton write in their paper. “Those in midlife now are likely to do much worse in old age than those currently older than 65.”
Less-educated whites are unique in their plight. Mortality has continued its long-run decline for whites with bachelor’s degrees, Hispanics and blacks. In 1999, the rate for whites between 50 and 54 with only high-school degrees was 30 percent lower than the mortality rate of blacks that age. By 2015, it was 30 percent higher, a cross-over echoed across age groups.
The problem bucks a global trend: Middle-aged mortality has been falling globally, even in other advanced economies like the U.K. Adult mortality improvements have been most striking in developing countries, according to United Nations data.
MORTALITY RATE DUE TO ALCOHOL, DRUGS, AND SUICIDE, AGES 50-54.
While high school-only Americans earn far less than peers with a bachelor’s degree — about 60 cents on the dollar — income inequality itself doesn’t seem to be the driver of white woe. Blacks and Hispanic Americans fare even worse economically, yet they’ve made consistent gains in combating mortality and morbidity. And in Europe and the U.K., where income divides have also widened, mortality has been declining across demographics.
In the eyes of Case and Deaton, a 2015 economics laureate for his analysis of consumption, poverty and welfare, the decline is a story of cumulative disadvantage. While minorities have a long history of economic struggle, white Americans could once expect a secure job, family life and future with only a high-school degree. But unions, factories and mines began to decline in the 1970s, taking with them high-paying jobs.
In response, college attendance increased. Those who didn’t go found themselves in lower-paying jobs or left the labor market entirely, pushing down participation for those with less than a bachelor’s degree.
As opportunities eroded, so did institutions that composed the backbone of middle-class existence. Traditional churches ceded ground to creeds that emphasize individualism — as a result, people feel increased responsibility for their own successes or failures. Marriage became less common as men became less likely to work, leaving both genders with less stability.
“The story is rooted in the labor market, but involves many aspects of life, including health in childhood, marriage, child rearing, and religion,” the authors wrote.
Without their traditional moorings, whites increasingly turned to chemical crutches. Alcoholism worsened. Suicide climbed. And when doctors began to hand out opioid prescriptions more freely during the 1990s, addiction took root.
Anti-white racism by our own government plays a huge role in the issue in this post. Case and Deaton won’t see it because they’re not looking for it and it’s hard to prove.
Only by acknowledging white racial identity and fighting for our rights will we be able to recover our health, wealth, and self esteem.