Julie Deardorff, ’Discrimination during adolescence has lasting effect on body – Decades of unjust treatment impacts stress hormone levels, researchers find’, http://www.northwestern.edu/newscenter/stories/2015/09/discriminationduring-adolescence-has-lasting-effect-on-body.html, Northwestern University (September 9, 2015).

Cortisol

Young adults from racial/ethnic minority groups who perceive more discrimination have higher levels of cortisol in the evening and less decline in cortisol levels across the day than those with lower discrimination. (…) Study offers the first empirical demonstration that everyday discrimination affects biology in ways that have small but cumulative negative effects over time.