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White America Ought to Be Ashamed

No matter how you slice it or dice it, being White in America has clear advantages and privileges so imagine how perplexed I was to read an article recently declaring their race is dying due to economic despair. 

Really?

Oh, but let me clarify.  The article in the Washington Post says there is a "sea or despair" among white working class  Americans.  These are the ones who have nothing more than a high school diploma or are high school drop-outs.  Sounds like the "adorable deplorables" who voted for Trump and the same ones he vowed to help first once he was elected.

According to a study on the matter "sickness and early death in the white working class world could be rooted in poor job prospects for less educated young people as they first enter the labor market, a situation that compounds over time through family dysfunction, social isolation, addiction, obesity and other pathologies."

So my takeaway from the article is that poor whites who live in rural Ame…