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Angst

December 1, 2015

According to a recent poll, white Americans, especially those of a conservative bent, long for the 1950s and think that racism against whites(!) today is a greater problem than against minorities. (Cite, pdf). Psychologists at Northwestern University find that whites more favor conservative political views when primed with demographic information about their coming minority status.

Billy Townsend spins from the mortality data for middle-aged white American men to their underlying self-hatred. With comments on country music.

Townsend’s article reminds me somewhat of this article about how jihadists are born in the outskirts of Paris. Deeyan Khan, a British film maker, made a documentary film about this from the other side of the channel.

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