"Book On It"

“Where is your bookmark?”

My bookmark is in “Dying of Whiteness” by Jonathan M. Metzl. He was on the “Why Is This Happening?” podcast with Chris Hayes. The thesis of the book is racial resentment is destroying the American Heartland. White people are voting against their interests in order to preserve their whiteness and politicians who uphold it. In the sea of politically driven books written as of late, exhausting topics surrounding one person, I am interested in reading this book for a different perspective on a demographic that seems to be self-sabotaging for the sake of continuing personal ideals.