May 17, 2020
This doctor and professor says COVID-19 exposes how people are ‘dying from whiteness’ in America.
In US news and current events today, professor and doctor at Vanderbilt University Dr. Jonathan Metzl says that the COVID-19 pandemic is exposing another type of crisis in America: people are dying from whiteness. Metzl further explains what he means by this by saying, ‘The GOP is making the lives of its own support base expendable’. Jonathan Metzl is the Director of the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society at Vanderbilt University and the author of the book ‘Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland’. Metzl’s work explores how many white, working-class Americans support right-wing policies, even ones that might put their lives at risk.