Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Perilously Close to the Stereotypical NYTimes Headline: End of the World Imminent: Blacks and Women Most Affected

8/23/22 New York Times:
Good morning. A surge in vehicle crashes is disproportionately harming lower-income families and Black Americans....

Vehicle crashes seem as if they might be an equal-opportunity public health problem. Americans in every demographic group drive, after all. If anything, poor families tend to rely more on public transportation and less on car travel.

Yet vehicle deaths turn out to be highly unequal. Lower-income people are much more likely to die in crashes, academic research shows. The racial gaps are also huge — even bigger on a percentage basis than the racial gaps on cancer, according to the C.D.C.



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