Writer Ryan Biltstein has a cover story in Miller-McCune magazine about important research about race and health: "After decades of research, Arline Geronimus concludes that the long-term stress of living in a white-dominated society 'weathers' blacks, making them age faster than their white counterparts."
The piece is fascinating and covers a lot of important questions and I suggest you read it in full here.
Meanwhile, there's a nugget about South Asians buried in the piece (emphasis mine):
Those disparities don't subside on the way up the income ladder. Geronimus and then-graduate student Cynthia Colen, now a professor at Ohio State University, led a study showing that upwardly mobile white women who grew up poor improved their birth outcomes, but similar income increases didn't help black mothers much at all. Other researchers have established that the health of Latino immigrants declines as they stay in America longer and improve their lots in life, and that South Asian Indian mothers, who have socioeconomic profiles comparable to whites, suffer from birth outcomes as poor as those of low-income blacks.
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