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“As old-line Americans, I think we’re entitled to special privileges!"

“As old-line Americans, I think we’re entitled to special privileges!"

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The hard consequences of equality

What struck researchers as so unusual is that the increase among whites did not result from heart attacks or other illnesses, but was the consequence of suicides or alcohol or drug addictions. This indicates that middle-aged whites with limited education may be suffering from cultural ennui or psychological difficulties.