Jillian Kay Melchior
April 6, 2017
Last month, two Princeton professors released a groundbreaking new study documenting the rise in white mortality rates, largely from suicide and substance abuse. Now, the duo is under fire for focusing their research on white people, they told the Washington Post.
“I was really beaten up,” Case said. Both said those criticizing them were “senior people” in the field.
Their critics were outraged that Case and Deaton had devoted their time to looking at white mortality, noting that black Americans suffer from higher mortality rates and lower happiness levels than their white counterparts.
“We weren’t trying to insult anyone,” Deaton told the Post. “We just found something we thought people didn’t know.”
This article was posted: Friday, April 7, 2017 at 6:55 am