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"Dying of Whiteness" author Jonathan Metzl

Presented by University of Akron - Rethinking Race at Quaker Station - The University of Akron, Akron OH

Feb 24 2020
"Dying of Whiteness" author Jonathan Metzl

Speaker and author Jonathan Metzl is an acclaimed physician, psychiatrist, and sociologist who speaks and writes on a range of topics including guns, gun violence, and race, gender, and social justice in healthcare.

Kicking off this year’s “Rethinking Race” series at The University of Akron will be keynote speaker Dr. Jonathan Metzl, an acclaimed physician, psychiatrist, and sociologist who speaks and writes on a range of social topics and their effects on healthcare. Dr. Metzl will discuss his work on race, health, politics, and structural inequality, including his recent book “Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland.” The book is an in-depth look at why so many working-class white Americans support politicians whose policies are literally killing them.

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Free admission, but registration is requested.

Contact: 330-972-6957

Email: glax@uakron.edu

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Jonathan Metzl, M.D., Ph.D., is an acclaimed physician, psychiatrist, and sociologist who speaks and writes on a range of topics including guns, gun violence, and race, gender, and social justice in healthcare. He is author of “Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland.”Why do so many working-class white Americans support politicians whose policies are literally killing them?The findings: racial resentment fueled pro-gun laws in Missouri, resistance to the Affordable Care Act in Tennessee, and cuts to schools and social services in Kansas.The costs: increasing deaths by gun suicide, rising dropout rates, and falling life expectancies.Dr. Metzl will discuss structural competency: the ability to discern how a clinical symptoms, attitudes, or diseases can be the result of decisions about food delivery systems, zoning laws, infrastructure, or even about the very definitions of illness and health.

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  • Vanderbilt professor Jonathan Metzl isn’t afraid to tackle society’s most controversial issues, like guns, mass shootings, health care, race, politics and mental illness. A physician by training, he comes to these issues with a unique perspective.

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Quaker Station - The University of Akron

135 South Broadway St., Akron, OH 44308

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