“I often heard as a child that Mexicans were lazy and dirty. As a Mexican-American, I did not wear shorts for years despite the heat because I thought my knees looked dirty. Now I fully embrace my identity. However, as a medical student, I still feel the pressure to disprove these stereotypes.” - Camila Hurtado “Growing up in the barrio, my white classmates would tease and bully the brown Latino kids constantly. ...

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