The life expectancy rate is low in that corridor, but not the lowest in that corridor, the lowest is upstream....
The poorest counties are the unhealthiest, and have the short life expectancy.
Which correlates highly with the density of AfricanAmerican populations in the area.
I find it odd flyover people kick those from the south around, they portray it like its some poor uneducated white man. The reality is that most of the uneducated, unhealthy, unemployed demographic is made up of AfricanAmericans.
I understand it might feel good to kick the southerners around, but it obfuscates the reality.
You can consider this a racist post, or you could consider this food for thought about policies that are perpetuating this reality for Americans for the benefit of undocumented immigrants.
Politicians used to get this, Clinton gave a speech on the detriment Americans illegal immigration is having on "All Americans".
All Americans, not only in the States most heavily affected but in every place in this country, are rightly disturbed by the large numbers of illegal aliens entering our country. The jobs they hold might otherwise be held by citizens or legal immigrants. The public service they use impose burdens on our taxpayers. - Bill Clinton 1995
Help those AfricanAmericans help themselves .... build the f#$#ing wall, go after corporations/companies that hire illegal immigrants, and sponsors, of those that have visa violations.
Or Don't ... but kicking around the south when you cause the problem is hypocritical, but I suppose it satisfies some political tribal need.
Could it have something to do with the rejection of Medicaid Expansion? Millions going with no healthcare?
#9 | POSTED BY DANNI
So you are saying they weren't poor uneducated and unhealthy before the rejection? That would be an incorrect proposition ...