The sad thought about this statistic is that the gap in years is widening even more in he 21st century, despite the gains and improvement in healthcare and other social factors. Education should help to liberate us from built-in social inequalities, yet it doesn’t seem to be doing as much for certain races.
As the HealthAffairs website noted: “These gaps have widened over time and have led to at least two “Americas,” if not multiple others, in terms of life expectancy..”.
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