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Critical Race Theory is anti-white racial hate. That’s it. Nothing else. So a study by a Leftist institution showing the fewer whites in a community, the lower the life expectancy is proof white privilege and racism (in their eyes).

In our eyes, it’s proof the more blacks in community, the lower the quality of life. [Why is life expectancy so low in Black neighborhoods?, Brookings Institution, December 20, 2021]:

Earlier this year, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) published data showing a 1.5-year decline in national life expectancy in 2020, largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which took the lives of approximately 375,000 Americans that year. The NCHS reported that white Americans’ life expectancy declined by 1.2 years; for Black Americans, that number was 2.9 years.

This racial disparity in life expectancy is a lagging indicator of disparities that have existed throughout the pandemic. According to the most recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data, Black people are 1.1 times more likely than white people to contract COVID-19; 2.8 times more likely to be hospitalized with the virus; and two times more likely to die from it. These disparities help to explain why, when adjusting for age, Black people account for 22.1% of the nation’s COVID-19 deaths despite only comprising 12.8% of the population.

The causes of these racial disparities are hotly debated, and many fixate on the role of individual behavior—for example, a recent Brookings analysis cited vaccine hesitancy as a key driver of disparate death rates. But while personal behavior matters, social determinants of health at the local level play an outsized role. Because de jure and de facto segregation concentrated Black Americans in specific locales, racial injustices have occurred through place-based discrimination: disproportionate exposure to pollution and hazardous waste, harmful zoning practices, and post-disaster displacement, to name a few. Rather than blaming Black people for their suffering, the conditions of place must be examined to understand the mechanics of racial discrimination that contribute to that suffering.


Finding #1: Neighborhood life expectancy correlates with neighborhood demographics

We compared life expectancy across neighborhoods where the population of Black residents ranged from less than 1% to over 50%. The graph below shows that at the national level, neighborhood life expectancy decreases as the Black population percentage increases. Neighborhoods with a 10% Black population or higher have an overall life expectancy lower than the national average of 78.7 years. Black-majority neighborhoods have a lower life expectancy by approximately 4.1 years, and neighborhoods with a Black population of less than 1% have a higher life expectancy by around one year compared to the national average.

Finding #2: Neighborhood life expectancy disparities exist relative to the surrounding metro area

We found that Black-majority neighborhoods had relatively lower life expectancy when compared to the aggregate metro area in which those neighborhoods were located. As shown in the map below, the difference in life expectancy between a Black-majority neighborhood and its surrounding metro area can be as high as nine years.

As a result of this bias and devaluation, once-successful Black neighborhoods often undergo cycles of disinvestment and disrepair, priming them for gentrification. In addition to undermining Black wealth for individuals and the community, this devaluation also erodes tax revenue via property tax, which compromises the ability of localities to adequately fund public goods and services. White neighborhoods benefit from the opposite dynamic, wherein homes are overvalued relative to the tax-assessed value. Our team has also established evidence that these same undervaluation issues are found in regards to Black businesses.

This interpretation of white privilege as a spatial phenomenon rather than an individual characteristic helps to explain why life expectancy in white neighborhoods is higher even as there have been persistent declines in life expectancy for white people in recent years . For example, from 2013 to 2014, life expectancy decreased for white people but increased for Black people—yet this does not show up at the neighborhood-level analysis. And from 2014 to 2015, there was a national aggregate life expectancy decline of 0.2%—but when disaggregated by race, Black people had a lower decline (0.1%) than white people (0.2%).

Since neighborhoods are often the starting point of the social determinants of health we explored in our report, accessing “better” neighborhoods—neighborhoods with cleaner air quality, more green space, higher public expenditure on public goods—can add years of life.

To be clear, we believe there are many social and political benefits to having more racially integrated neighborhoods. And we strongly object to the many ways that white enclaves of wealth use restrictive zoning, real estate steering, and other such practices to make it harder for Black people to move into the neighborhood. But Black people should not have to attach themselves to places that benefit from white privilege in order to flourish. Living in a Black-majority neighborhood should not be a death sentence imposed via lack of public investment and the kinds of “boundary maintenance, opportunity hoarding and stereotype-driven surveillance” patterns that Cashin describes.

As we slowly recover from the intersecting health and economic crises caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is essential to advocate for the kind of public investment that will create greater equity and allow for everyone to live healthily—regardless of their race or place.

“But Black people should not have to attach themselves to places that benefit from white privilege in order to flourish. Living in a Black-majority neighborhood should not be a death sentence imposed via lack of public investment and the kinds of “boundary maintenance, opportunity hoarding and stereotype-driven surveillance” patterns…”

Living in a white-majority neighborhood is not a human right in America, nor should it be a life sentence for any black individual escaping a black-majority neighborhood deemed a death sentence because of the lack of whites found there…

White people creating thriving communities, and the greater the percentage of blacks in the community, the lower the life expectancy. A Leftist study proved it, and then blames white people for the crime of creating better neighborhoods than blacks can create.

Why is low expectancy so low in black neighborhoods? Because it’s a reflection of what black individuals collectively create in the absence of white people.

Spoiler alert: it’s not Wakanda.


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  1. Where are the intentional omissions and lack of full disclosure here? Of course, many conclusions need not be proven because they fit the narrative. Correlation also is not causation.

    Blacks live in bad neighborhoods because Blacks make the formerly good neighborhoods bad. Gangs, trash, graffity, etc. That is a hypothesis that we are not allowed to consider.

    Blacks have the privilege of paying lower taxes, that keeps a neighborhood down. Furthermore, Blacks have the privilege of paying lower rents and housing prices.

    Blacks have the privilege of living off white taxes and white infrastructure. This is one of the main reasons why Haitians live better in the US than in Haiti.

    Our statements can be tested empirically and proven correct (or falsified)

    The biggest taboo is mentioning the lower IQ and lower future orientation of Blacks which causes lower salary, higher crime, less discipline in mask usage, discipline with weight healthy food etc. Again, all this has been and can be tested empirically. The problem is that the researchers will face professional ostracism for finding such unpopular truths aka #HateFacts. #TheTruthIsRacist.

    We must stop accepting taboos and speech restrictions. We MUST insist on the right of speaking the truth. We MUST SHUN the liars in academy that mislead the public and discuss their motivations.

    • Replies: @dindunuffins
    , @Bite Moi
  2. The obvious is worth stating:White Flight is proof positive that the black population has far more negative influence on whites than whites have on blacks.
    Many predominantly black areas were formerly predominantly white. Neighborhoods that once exhibited, and supported a high “ quality of life” end up in decline. The black population ruined what it inherited.

    • Replies: @Bite Moi
  3. It’s interesting to apply similar logic to explain, say, lower life expectancy for men as opposed to women. It’s the poisonous matriarchy and female privilege?

  4. ‘Why is life expectancy so low in black neighborhoods?’

    The thing is that everyone already knows the answer to this question perfectly well. The study is simply a hypocritical exercise in whipping up a lie convenient to those cynical enough to employ it. The dishonesty is so obvious as to be tedious.

    • Agree: WSG, Rich
  5. The problem in negroe neighborhoods is not a lack of whiteness, but the violent and criminal genetic propensity of the negroe. This is why white do not want to live around these murderous primates.
    Not a white mans problem, this is a black genetics problem. When you dont work a job you have plenty of time to engage in criminal behavior.

  6. Black people are 1.1 times more likely than white people to contract COVID-19

    This renders the Rona about 25 times more equitable than the Clap.

    [ ] 2.8 times more likely to be hospitalized with the virus; and two times more likely to die from it.

    Again, some 25 times more equitable than de bilence ™ .

    Now everybody knows that whites (and whites only) have genes that are privileged,
    racist and violent whereas Blacks! have (superior) blood & soul.
    While this can easily be perceived as Truth ™ , it (seemingly) runs counter to observation.
    I therefore propose a novel approach:
    white genes are not only privileged, racist and violent but also fragile,
    leading to them following an inverse (1/x) law i.e. they become more privileged,
    racist and violent the more they are in the minority.
    Thence an American racialized as “quadroon” (3/4 genes, 1/4 blood & soul) is
    expected to be 4/3 as violent as whites, someone with half genes and half blood & soul
    (racialized as “mulatto”) to be twice as.
    The average (racialized as) Black! has 1/10 genes and 9/10 blood & soul
    and therefore is 10 times as violent.
    To sum up, the apparent violence and stupidity of Blacks! is just their
    minoritized white genes lashing out in desperation.

    This new theory:
    1) neatly fits observation.
    2) effortlessly explains why it is whites´fault.

    In expectance of the Ibram X. Kendi Award,


    • Thanks: Listener
    • Replies: @Wokechoke
  7. Rich says:

    When I was in high school I used to pump gas. One of my coworkers, from the lily-White suburbs, was going to college and always preaching about “racism” and everyone just getting along. He rented an apartment in a “diverse” neighborhood because of the high cost of rent in decent neighborhoods in NY but told those of us who warned him that we were the bad guys and he got along with everyone. Anyway, they beat the crap out of the guy one day, broke his nose and a couple ribs, stole his old 10 speed bicycle. He went home to Whiteopia after that and I never saw him again. He learned the hard way. Looks like there’s a lot of White folks out there today who also have to learn the hard way. Our ancestors weren’t “evil”, they just wanted their families to live in peace. Segregation helped keep the peace.

    • Agree: Mark G.
    • LOL: Sick 'n Tired
  8. Hmmmm….

    Having grown up and gone to largely black schools in a largely black county in a ~30% black populated state I can say without reservation that it should be obvious to ANYONE FORCED TO BE SURROUNDED BY BLACKS unlike the Mary Gay Scanlon liberal politician who was just CARJACKED by her PETS!

    Her friggin’ children probably go/went to schools filled with dreaded “white boys” rather than Jam-maul, Dieketrius and others with black scrabble names.

    • Agree: Rich
  9. usNthem says:

    Again, another ridiculous lie. If Beverly Hills were 50%+ black, the average life expectancy would be lower as well. It’s not all the other BS these and many other researchers concoct – it’s genetics. Joggers are simply more violent, impulsive, stupid and criminally inclined on average, thus the increased odds of violent interactions on a daily basis when there are more than two to rub together. At some point, this reality will finally again be recognized, but it’ll take a lot of Whites being dragged, kicking and screaming across the threshold to acknowledge it.

  10. Dey black but dey be love by Why-tay! Dey be gibben free rides! Ha, ha!

    How come it is obvious that they pick black women to get free cars since most of the staff is white? It may have something to do with the fact that rich whites love their pets, so free cars to black single moms! Yay!

  11. I think Steve Sailer has commented on this “magic dirt” theory, that the physical location is the cause of good or bad behavior and not the reverse (in which an area is deemed good or bad based on the personal habits and demographics of the people who live there).

    Just more doublethink here in Oceania.

  12. usNthem says:

    Just more YT “feel good” giveaways to the negro which will never placate the negro. There’s are reason behind the admonition to not feed the wild animals.

  13. Blacks don’t “create” anything (nothing GOOD, anyway). They never have. They have been handed EVERYTHING by the White man. The smarter ones KNOW this yet still go along with the reasons/excuses given in articles like the above. They are a yoke upon civilized society. Separation is the only sane path forward for Whites.

  14. G. Poulin says:

    Maybe if they stopped plugging each other full of holes on a daily basis, they might live longer on average.

    • Agree: Adolph 2nd
  15. Wokechoke says:

    Blacks vectored the early phase of covid in the metropolitan areas. Only later did the deaths and infections converge to parity where rural areas got hammered. The racial epidemic data over time would be interesting to see.

  16. devaluation also erodes tax revenue via property tax, which compromises the ability of localities to adequately fund public goods and services.

    All [tax funded] goods and services suck, e.g. public education. Don’t even try: “Anything the govt can do, I can do better.”

    If you owned the local park, and had access to its landscaping and maintenance budget, the grounds would look 10X better. (In the small city where I used to live, the parks had trash strewn everywhere, used hypodermic needles in the dry bushes, derelicts living in makeshift huts, rundown sports facilities, etc.) It’s always the same story: The budget goes to pay for the salaries and especially pension benefits of department bureaucrats.

    Regarding the assertion that the government is being jipped out of property tax revenues, that is a big load of crap. The fact is that owners are being ripped off. Big time. Structure assessments should be a simple function — with nominally small output — of square footage; 8¢/ft sounds about right. The government should not be able to gain a tax windfall, i.e. reassessment, when a house sells. (It’s especially annoying how the politician-assessor will set the value even higher than the sales price.)

    Cutoff government’s oxygen supply, i.e. tax revenue. Make it do always-nothing with less.

    • Agree: Rich
  17. @Lancelot_Link

    Meanwhile I am debating the costs of replacing the seized engine in my car or buying a new one. If I had a darker skin color and irresponsibily gotten knocked up, or couldn’t maintain a stable relationship, I could have got a free car.

    • Replies: @dindunuffins
  18. Piglet says:

    OT: Bethesda, MD, is a high-dollar place to live in expensive Montgomery County outside of Washington, DC. It’s also very liberal/leftist and there’s no shortage of BLM signs on lawns where people pay a lot of money to live where most orcs can not. Nonetheless there was recently a brutal stabbing in a downtown Bethesda shopping center. Apparently three young orcs decided to rob and off a dealer.

    I suspect it would have been much less likely to happen if this area had not been such an orc-worshiping environment and actually took orc crime seriously.

    Here’s the story:

    Scroll down and you’ll see a photo of one of the perps. It appears that today’s orcs prefer the “Primitive Africa” look.

    • Replies: @Trevor
    , @Anonymous
  19. Piglet says:

    Cars require regular maintenance, new tires at some point, etc. I expect these orc-ettes will run these cars into the ground and then complain it’s YT’s fault. I also expect the cars will look like junk soon because orcs have no respect for the things that are given to them and not earned.


    You know what I find funny. When all this “woke” BS started , it was blacks that started all this “woke” BS. The word was used amongst blacks.That’s where it came from. But what they were talking about was being “woke” that history is that blacks built everything in America and invented everything and they founded and built all cultures all over the world. Then all of a sudden it gets co opted to mean all the cross-dressing , drag queen, pedo norm , gay ,fagg, queer …feminist, White women are the problem BS. blacks always deflect and project their BS onto everyone and everything else so as not to be attacked for truly ruining America and Europe and all White majority first world societies.

  21. @Lancelot_Link

    Sounds like the same White womminzzz that watched or went to all those episodes of Oprah. She brainwashed White Women well.

  22. loren says:

    why Haitians live better in the US than in Haiti.

    no free lunch. they lower the quality of life for the rest of us.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  23. Possumman says:

    You can live in your car-but you can’t drive your house—–slogan at the Caddy dealer I worked at many years ago!

    • Replies: @Father O'Hara
  24. Trevor says:

    That particular orc has some white DNA but primitive nevertheless.

  25. Let’s not mention that healthy eating in the ghetto is a double cheese Whooper with a large fry and a large Coke. Let’s not mention that smoking 3 packs a day is someone who is cutting down. Let’s not mention that consumption of a quart of cheap vodka or whiskey is a daily pastime. Let’s not mention that ghetto exercise is moving from the top step to a lower step on the front porch. Let’s not mention that a serving of a fruit or vegetable is a grape or orange soda. The easiest way to place blame is……..blame YT.

    • Replies: @loren
  26. @Possumman

    You can live in your car,but where do you shit?

    Remember a story that went around a while back about the black woman who was caught masturbating in a car that was for sale? I wonder what they did with that car…eew.

  27. HT says:

    I guess it’s also white privilege that Negros in places like Somalia, Haiti and the the Sudan have lower life expectancy too.

  28. Anonymous[225] • Disclaimer says:

    Here’s an encounter from Bethesda MD, the place you cite. Specifically Hampden Lane near the liquor store. Ten years ago but still relevant.

    Goblin: Why you lookin’ at my truck?
    Me: Just wondering if the parking meter was expired.
    Goblin: I hate white people. But I love that white pussy.
    Me: Hmm.

    If there’s any justice in the world (fat chance!) events will have caught up with him. True story.
    Negros gonna Negro.

    I follow Jeff Cooper’s terminology “Goblin” because “Orc” gives them too much credit.

    “As you know, the British subject is effectively forbidden the use of firearms in defense of his life. So now we read in the English press of one retired army officer who overcame this problem by repelling boarders with his sword. When three goblins broke into his house with knives, he produced his regimental sabre and gave battle. He ran those birds out of his house and well down the street, though the account does not say that he damaged any of them severely. Swordsmanship is effectively a lost art, but I doubt if the world’s miscreants are fully aware of that.”

  29. @Sick 'n Tired

    Have you tried un-seizing said engine. Taking out the spark plugs and either spraying in some blaster or a combo of acetone and transmission fluid. Of course you will have to let it sit awhile waiting for the fluids to trickle down between the wall and rings. Or try taking off the starter and getting at the flywheel and try to get it to move. Been working on my 89 Dodge RamCharger Power Wagon. Same issue. Not giving up . Classic Truck … It was the last year they made this truck. May take awhile but going to keep at it. It’s going to sit anyway so the fluid is going to take time to work it’s way in.

    • Replies: @Sick 'n Tired
  30. Wait, I thought the life expectancy of White males has actually gone down.

  31. @loren

    You realize that everything after the “?” in that URL is just tracking crap that you can delete?

  32. @dindunuffins

    Not yet but a friend of mine who builds cars suggested doing the same thing. It’s the last thing I feel like having to deal with right now around the holidays. Thank you for the advice, it’s appreciated, and Merry Christmas to you and everyone here.

  33. Bite Moi says:

    TruthRevolution———The only way to keep blacks from wrecking neighborhoods is through “build back better”. Florida has implemented construction guidelines to limit damage from hurricaine force winds.Public housing should be constructed with the same materials as medium security prisons,i.e. concrete and steel.

  34. Well there is one thing we all know about these black on black killings………………..It will NOT cause a negroe shortage in the United States!

  35. Bite Moi says:
    @Urban Sprawl

    Urban Sprawl———If it’s brown flush it down. Places like Baltimore,DEtroit,Memphis look half flushed.

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