It seems to me white people in general are more miserable and unhappy now than I can ever remember. By a longshot. This unease has been going on for at least five years but probably ten to fifteen years. And this unhappiness does not seem to have an end in sight. In fact it seems to be getting worse each passing year. Is there a connection between white misery and the lack of white sports stars? I say yes. It isn't the entire problem of course and there are a lot of issues going on out there in this big ole world but I do not think one can dismiss that the sports world as it is laid out does contribute to the misery. As mentioned at caste many times, white kids are taught early on not to run and jump and be free . They are told every step of the way that blacks are better athletes and if they do venture into sports they should "know their place" which means white kid you will never ever until the end of time and even after that become a pro cornerback to just site one example of many. I was struck by the recent news that a white couple from Ohio died of drug overdoses together. He was an airline pilot. They had two children each from previous partners I believe. The point is there is a raging increase in heavy drug use by young whites. The worst culprit is the opium like drugs (opioids) which include painkillers and heroin. Deaths are soaring because of these drugs. New England middle class whites are being ravaged by what some are terming an epidemic. In New Hampshire it is the biggest crisis they face. Appalachia and some parts of the Midwest like Ohio are also part of the growing list of areas where young white kids are dying from overdoses. Very sad to see young lives snuffed out with drugs. As someone who has never taken drugs apart from an occasional prescription drug, this epidemic is a sign of white despair. Drugs like heroin are monstrous. Once they get a grip the victim is helpless. These drugs are not your basic nicotine addiction. No comparison between heroin and cigs albeit cigs are bad for you . I don't understand the fascination with smoking at all but that's just me. Again there are many factors involved in why white kids are in such misery that they turn to these devils but white guilt and feelings of being inadequate and directionless play into it and the way the sports world has turned over the past 35 plus years does play some role. And I also think pot is hurting white athletes as well not to mention getting laid more easily than the previous generation. These things put a damper on their desire to succeed. But back to point white misery here in the USA is real and not going away anytime soon. And some of the consequences are devastating to communities and families.