Dying of whiteness : how the politics of racial resentment is killing America's heartland /

"With the rise of the Tea Party and the election of Donald Trump, many middle- and lower-income white Americans threw their support behind conservative politicians who pledged to make life great again for people like them. But as Dying of Whiteness shows, the right-wing policies that resulted f...

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Main Author: Metzl, Jonathan, 1964- (Author)
Format: Book
Published: New York : Basic Books, 2019.
Edition:First edition.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Dying of whiteness
  • Part 1: Missouri. The cape ; Risk ; Interview : I can't just make it go away ; The man card ; Interview : we gotta take up arms ; Preventative medicine ; Interview : the biggest heart ; What was the risk? ; Interview : the whys and what-ifs ; Trigger warnings
  • Part 2: Tennessee. Unaffordable ; Cost ; In the name of affordable care ; Focus ; Socialism ; Everybody ; De-progressive ; The numbers tell the story
  • Part 3: Kansas. Beneath the surface ; There's no place like home ; The Kansas experiment ; Interview : a downward cycle ; Austerity ; Interview : a bad rap ; The schools ; Interview : the race card ; Congestive heart failure ; Interview : no matter what he does ; Millions of millions
  • Conclusion: The castle doctrine.