Health is a topic that scares a lot of people (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show)–We may have universal health care soon, but will we have enough doctors to go around? (Will we have to hire vampires and zombies?)
Researchers have found that adolescents from Latin American and Asian backgrounds experienced more discrimination than their peers from European backgrounds and that the discrimination came not only from other adolescents but from adults as well. The level of discrimination also impacted these teens’ grade-point averages and their health and was associated with depression, distress and lower levels of self-esteem. Bullying by other kids and discrimination by adult teachers even affected their health, probably due to stress.