While the lives of the nation’s most highly educated have lengthened, the life expectancy for white Americans without a high school diploma has, since 1990, dropped by five years for women and three years for men, to 73.5 and 67.5 respectively. What do you think?


“Being white is hard.”

Alexander Zelenev • Truck Stop Proprietor

“Maybe they live just as long as everyone else, but they can’t count the years.”

Hannah Wheeler • Risk Management Specialist

“How much education do you need to not die?”

Carter Oswald • Pedicab Driver