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Arline T. Geronimus

Rodriguez, Geronimus, Bound and Dorling find excess mortality among blacks influences key elections

a PSC In The News reference, 2015

"Premature deaths of black Americans alter politics, health care" - UM News Service. 04/30/2015.

Work by Javier Rodriguez, Arline Geronimus, John Bound, and Danny Dorling found that excess mortality among U.S. blacks may be both a cause and an effect of political processes. That is, premature deaths among voting-age blacks due to poor health may have cost Democrats key races and diminished the chance that elected officials have mandates to eliminate health inequality. "It's sobering," says Geronimus. "There has been persistent health inequality between blacks and whites in the U.S. that remain entrenched and a challenge to our democracy."

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Arline T. Geronimus
John Bound
Javier Rodriguez

More Media Coverage:

New Scientist. Black lives matter: premature deaths skew US election results. 5/1/2015.

Mother Jones. If Black People Lived As Long As White People, Election Results Would Be Very Different. 5/1/2015.

Vox. If black Americans lived as long as whites, 1 million more would have voted in 2004. 5/5/2015.

Washington Post. Blacks die sooner than whites. How many votes has this cost Democrats?. 5/10/2015.

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