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Cemetery, Glenford, Ohio
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Jeff Guo

WASHINGTON — For the past year and a half, Princeton economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton have been ringing the alarm about rising mortality among middle-aged white Americans.

The pair have attracted a bit of controversy for pointing out these facts. Recently, Pacific Standard's Malcolm Harris suggested that their research, and the way it was presented, put too much emphasis on white mortality - when black mortality has always been worse. "American white privilege is still very much in effect, and no statistical tomfoolery can change that," he wrote.

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