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Young White America is Dying of Despair

Young White America Is Dying of Despair



by John Carney 19 Apr 2017

The death of the American Dream may be killing many young white Americans.

The death rates for young Americans increased substantially from 1999 to 2014, according to a recent report in The Lancet. Much of that increase was driven by the increase in mortality of white women aged 25 to 35. On average, 25-year old white women experienced an increased death rate of 3% per year from 1999 to 2014, according to the report. Twenty-five-year-old men had an increase annual mortality increase of 1.9%.

All other ethnic groups, apart from Native Americans, experienced a decline in mortality rates.

Bloomberg News has a long feature look at this disturbing trend.
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The fates of the less-educated and those who graduate from universities diverge in dire ways. Middle-aged white Americans without four-year degrees are at increasing risk of dying, a well-documented trend driven not only by drug use but also by alcoholism, suicide, and slowing progress against heart disease and cancer. Outcomes may worsen further as millennials—Johnson’s generation—grow older.

“America is not a great place for people with only a high school degree, and I don’t think that’s going to get better anytime soon,” said Angus Deaton, a Nobel Prize-winning Princeton University economist.

It’s too soon to tell whether millennials will die at higher rates in middle age than today’s 45- to 54-year-olds, said Anne Case, a Princeton economist who identified the “deaths of despair” trend with Deaton, her spouse and co-author. But in stories like Johnson’s, there are reasons to worry.
In other words, there’s reason to suspect that this is just the beginning.
A recent survey of millennials found that white millennials are far less likely to believe in some of the basic features of the American Dream. Only 46 percent of younger whites agree with the statement that “I believe that everyone can achieve their dreams if they try hard.” For black millennials, the figure is 59%, for hispanics 56%, for asians 55%. White millennials are also more likely to agree with the statement that “the American Dream is no longer a possibility for most Americans no matter how hard they work.”

It is not surprising, then, that the increase in death rates of young white Americans is driven by suicides and accidents–which are largely deaths due to drug-overdoses.

The Lancet report points out that there are few precedents for such large increases in mortality in developed countries. “The magnitude of such increases is as large as those in two public health emergencies in the past: the substantial mortality increases in Russia during the 1990s and increases in mortality in individuals aged 20-40 years at the height of the AIDS epidemic,” the report concludes.

To paraphrase a groundbreaking article by Masha Gessen on the Russian death crisis, if this is correct–that white Americans are dying of despair, as they seem to be–then the question is: why have young white Americans been so overcome with despair in the 21st century?

Bloomberg quotes researchers Case and Deaton:

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Case and Deaton have a theory for why mortality has risen for less-educated whites. For all the debate over whether college is worthwhile, high school graduates who go straight into the workforce have higher unemployment, weaker wage growth, and less chance of marrying than their predecessors and educated peers. Community supports have broken down, and as disadvantage snowballs, premature deaths rise.


This, however, only raises more questions. Why have the economic and social conditions of young whites, particularly those without a college degree, become so dire? And why isn’t more of an alarm being raised about what appears to be the greatest public health emergency in the U.S. since the AIDS crisis?

The Lancet study calls for “a rapid public health response” to avert further premature deaths. But what, if anything, can be done about people dying of broken hearts and shattered dreams?

http://www.breitbart.com/economics/2017/04/19/young-white-america-dying-despair/
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Younger whites are often minorities, experience reverse racism in employment & life in general. Less educated whites who once had lower skilled employment, now largely taken by foreigners will never afford their own property, which due to the large numbers of foreigners in our countries are now unaffordable to them (simple supply & demand). Put the three together and it's no wonder, but unfortunately it will only get worse for young whites.

Also poorly educated, low SES whites are written off as white trash, while other demographics uneducated and low SES get all sympathy and hand outs under the sun.

I was amazed years ago to hear that in Britain the worse performing demographic of all in school was none other than white lower class males.

Those traitors in power don't gives a s@$t because it is happening to whites.
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Younger whites are often minorities, experience reverse racism in employment & life in general. Less educated whites who once had lower skilled employment, now largely taken by foreigners will never afford their own property, which due to the large numbers of foreigners in our countries are now unaffordable to them (simple supply & demand). Put the three together and it's no wonder, but unfortunately it will only get worse for young whites.

Also poorly educated, low SES whites are written off as white trash, while other demographics uneducated and low SES get all sympathy and hand outs under the sun.

I was amazed years ago to hear that in Britain the worse performing demographic of all in school was none other than white lower class males.

Those traitors in power don't gives a s@$t because it is happening to whites.
The social engineers know us well. While "liberal" whites are busy being altruistic toward non-whites and telling poor whites they are "privileged," "conservative" whites are telling poor whites they are deadbeats and it's their own fault they can't get a job.

Our culture of self-reliance works against us in this case, just as our culture of "Christian" altruism does. The enemy has tricked us into committing suicide. Meanwhile, the only thing that would save us, National Socialism, has been thoroughly demonized on both sides of the left-right paradigm. These (((social engineers))) are pretty diabolical.
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It's not just the deadly combination of welfare, state interference in economics and free trade, which leads to a lack of jobs, and especially a lack of good jobs. But it's also the utter failure and breakdown of Western families since the Baby Boomer era. Kids are raised by terrible broken families, daycare facilities or both. The trauma from being separated at a young age from your natural mother to be raised by minimum wage workers, rarely having a decent male role model and indoctrination in the school system just doesn't prepare you for the real world. So yeah, things are bad, but the ability of people my age to deal with that just isn't there, and the problem is compounded.

Also, Western families are so broken down that many of us feel truly alone. A Greek guy at my work pointed something out that was very true. He explained how the Mexicans have very large, close-knit extended families who rely on each other for survival; whereas people like us really don't anymore. Which is why Hispanics make great lower class employees. They don't really need a raise as bad as a poor White worker when they have 3rd cousins and welfare to help them. Lower White birthrates also obviously lends to this familial loneliness.
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It is so very sad to see white America decline to the state it is in. White people are fed up being pushed around. We need to start pushing back. Electing Donald Trump is a good start I believe. But we still have a long way to go. We need to band together like never before. Circle the wagons. Sorry nonwhites. Members only. Nothing personal, but you all cause trouble for us either directly or indirectly.
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Was it ever rational to believe "everyone can achieve their dreams if they try hard"? Native Americans also had an increase in mortality: did they ever share the American Dream?

Take note of what Sawyer said about Mexicans: family is not just about procreation. The Hajnal Line is a problem in itself.
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The United States of America is a European construct named and created by Europeans not by Native Americans.

It would be interesting if a white woman like yourself could go back in time before European arrival and ask them (even though they wouldn’t have spoken the official language of the US today) what their dreams were. Oh silly me they would have probably scalped you or made you their whore.
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It would be interesting if a white woman like yourself could go back in time before European arrival and ask them (even though they wouldn’t have spoken the official language of the US today) what their dreams were. Oh silly me they would have probably scalped you or made you their whore.
That out of context little rant does not address the fact that Native Americans also had an increase in mortality together with Whites. Ergo, I suspect it has nothing to do with a decline in specifically white values.

Mmm?

(Anyway though regions of America have their appeal, I don't get the kneejerk defences of the USA as though it were some White or Germanic achievement: the proposition nation was a disaster for Germany and subjugated England during/after WW2. Sorry but can you say "disaster"? Had the OTL USA remained an English colony situated east of the Appalachians and friendship continued with the Indians to its west, our own history would be much rosier. Though probably the English would have gone grabbing westwards during the New Imperialism period.)

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As with anti-Islamic crap, anti-Injun crap now takes the line of implicit feminism.
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It’s very much in context, though you probably didn't like it, as your post was about Native Americans and the American dream (go read the s@#t you write). This thread is about the deaths of young white Americans, ergo stop deviating from the topic.
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It’s very much in context, though you probably didn't like it, as your post was about Native Americans and the American dream (go read the s@#t you write). This thread is about the deaths of young white Americans, ergo stop deviating from the topic.
The original text mentioned that Native Americans also had an increase in mortality as other races reversed the trend: ergo I skeptically ask if this also because of the decline of belief in the (implicitly White) American Dream?

Or perhaps you want this to become another Trumpkin thread? Would explain your kneejerk against critical thinking, as regards any claims about White American sob stories. Especially when a decline of neoliberal-ish aspirationalism is blamed: as though that is identifiable with race. In the UK copying aspirationalism was itself an important part of the problem as people wanted and expected upward mobility, out of their working class communities, most of them became disappointed and honestly the Individualist ideal of upward mobility was itself erosive of British communities. A decline in aspirational values and their costs would surely improve communities in the USA.

Here are the sentences in question that I hold to be contradictory, and the latter paragraph is politically biased.

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In other words, there’s reason to suspect that this is just the beginning. A recent survey of millennials found that white millennials are far less likely to believe in some of the basic features of the American Dream. Only 46 percent of younger whites agree with the statement that “I believe that everyone can achieve their dreams if they try hard.” For black millennials, the figure is 59%, for hispanics 56%, for asians 55%. White millennials are also more likely to agree with the statement that “the American Dream is no longer a possibility for most Americans no matter how hard they work.”
I am not American and I don't really have an interest in American affairs, however I do like to analyse claims in media sources.

Besides dwelling on victimhood does no one any good. Look at blacks whining about the slave trade. Playing the Negro does no one any good, not even for Negroes. Avoiding negativity is as important as rejecting blame.

Without mention of more specific social backgrounds, such as income as a proxy for class, I don't know how to interpret this. Less affluent White Americans are as immune from the opinions of anti-Whites as are non-Whites: do you think they would care about being told they are "deadbeats"? Whereas job competition causing White unemployment, will hurt disadvantaged White communities causing young men to turn to drugs.
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