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Dying of Whiteness: A Conversation With Jonathan Metzl on Racial Resentment in America’s Heartland

Thursday, Feb. 4 | 6:30 PM CT

Online via Zoom

On February 4th, Avodah, in partnership with JVS, will present an intimate conversation with KC Native, sociologist and psychiatrist, Jonathan Metzl, author of “Dying of Whiteness” and Dan Margolies, senior reporter and editor at KCUR. 

Metzl will share details about the dire consequences of some right wing policies for the populations they claim to help. From gun control to healthcare, Metzl finds that some white Americans would rather die than betray the politics of their identity. Together, we will also explore the uneasy place Jews have held in the Midwest, and the price of Jewish Whiteness within a nation preoccupied with the categories of Black and White. 

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