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Jonathan M. Metzl

Jonathan M. Metzl is the Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Psychiatry, and the Director of the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, at Vanderbilt University. He is the author of Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentness Is Killing America’s Heartland , The Protest Psychosis: How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease and Prozac on the Couch: Prescribing Gender in the Era of Wonder Drugs.

New York State Rifle & Pistol v. Bruen may give the right—and its politics of racial resentment—a major win, but at the cost of gun control laws known to prevent shootings.

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Jonathan Metzl White Anxiety

Trump is the latest in a long line of politicians who have leveraged the fear of white voters. A new path forward must address the structures and finances that propagate, sustain, and shamelessly benefit from it.

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Metzl Dying of Whiteness

State policies shaped by white supremacy increase mortality rates in much the same way as other manmade health risks, such as pollution.

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