The Atlantic

Radio Atlantic: Being Black in America Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

Why do black Americans die earlier than white Americans? Staff writers Olga Khazan and Vann Newkirk join Matt and Alex to discuss how poverty and prejudice shorten African-American lifespans.

Subscribe to Radio Atlantic: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Play

Nationwide, black Americans live three years less than white Americans. In places with - (Olga Khazan, July/August 2018 Issue - (Olga Khazan, November 8, 2017) - (Vann R. Newkirk II, May 21, 2017) - (Olga Khazan, May 15, 2018) - (Olga Khazan, May 7, 2018) - (Vann R. Newkirk II, February 28, 2018) - (Olga Khazan, December 28, 2017) - (Vann R. Newkirk II, July 16, 2017) - (Vann R. Newkirk II, June 27, 2017) - (Vann R. Newkirk II, June 5, 2017) - (Olga Khazan, September 15, 2014)

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from The Atlantic

The Atlantic3 min readPolitics
What Happens When a Billionaire Swoops In to Solve the Student-Debt Crisis
A philanthropist surprised Morehouse College graduates at commencement by announcing he would pay off their student loans. But one person—even a very generous one—can only do so much.
The Atlantic6 min readPolitics
Macron and Salvini: Two Leaders, Two Competing Visions for Europe
The French and Italian politicians see different futures for the continent. Both face tests in this week’s European Parliament elections.
The Atlantic4 min readPolitics
The Partisan Divide On How To Read The Intelligence On Iran
Adam Schiff lays out his worries on the intelligence, but the Trump administration is pushing back.