Thanks for your comment, Michael.
If I understand your intent here, you are saying that bias against boys and white men is the cause of rising mortality? If I have that wrong, let me know but I’ll proceed on the assumption that this is your intent.
It is not anger about“patriarchy” or “white supremacy” that’s raising mortality rates among men. It is our lack of ability to connect in authentic meaningful ways in relationship to others.
Our culture of manhood bullies boys and men into hiding what makes them distinctive and authentic, which is turn blocks them from forming lasting authentic friendships and relationships. As a result of living in the man box, we end up being relationally castrated, which leaves us little choice but to perform manhood in the man box’s narrow and conforming ways. This leads to dramatic levels of social isolation (1 in 3 Americans age 45+ are chronically lonely — that’s 42 million people. Our culture of masculinity is a big driver for this.) Social isolation is tied directly to increased risk of mortality, increasing the liklihood of diabetes, cancer, heart disease, obesity, neurodegenerative diseases and more.
There may be a cultural “bias” against white supremacy, but what’s killing us is loneliness.

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