New Study Might Explain Why White People Seem So Angry Lately

Michael Harriot, The Root

Have you ever wondered why the “alt-right” is obsessed with the term “white genocide”? Are you perplexed about the Trump administration’s obstinate insistence on snatching babies from the arms of parents and tossing them into makeshift concentration camps? Were you shocked to hear about the decline in Fox News viewers and Taylor Swift’s album sales?

Well, a new report by the University of Wisconsin’s Applied Population Lab might explain the Caucasian consternation behind the rise in police calls, the rants in the Whole Foods produce department and the Trump administration’s alt-right ethnic cleansing plan.

In 2016, for the first time ever*, more non-Hispanic white people died than were born in 26 of the 50 U.S. states, according to the University of Wisconsin’s Applied Population Lab’s new report: “White Deaths Exceed Births in a Majority of U.S. States.” (Personally, I think the name is a little too on the nose. It leaves no room for suspense. I would have named it something like: “Where’d All the Wypipo Go? A Hardy Boys Mystery.”)

*Native Americans might disagree with the phrase “first time ever.”

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