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Wealth and Health Disparities

Aging While Black: The Crisis Among Black Americans as They Grow Old

Rodney Brooks
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June 8, 2021

After a lifetime of racial and health inequities, Black seniors are at risk of spending their last years with declining health, little income and virtually no savings.  

Numerous studies have noted that Black Americans have worse health than their white counterparts, including chronic diseases and disabilities leading to shorter and sicker lives than white Americans.

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