New York Times columnist
Nicholas Kristof is a New York Times columnist.
In recent weeks, two major medical organisations have issued independent warnings about toxic chemicals in products all around us. Unregulated substances, they say, are sometimes linked to breast and prostate cancer, genital deformities, obesity, diabetes and infertility.
This is an awkward question, but here goes: Why are Asian-Americans so successful in America? It's no secret that Asian-Americans are disproportionately stars in American schools, and even in American society as a whole. Census data shows that Americans of Asian heritage earn more than other groups, including whites. Asian-Americans also have higher educational attainment than any other group.