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Scientists Start To Tease Out The Subtler Ways Racism Hurts Health

Enlarge this image Kim Ryu for NPR The day Dr. Roberto Montenegro finished his Ph.D. was memorable. But not for the right reasons. “I still cringe when I think about it,” says Montenegro. It had started well. His colleagues at UCLA had taken him and his girlfriend (now wife) out to a fancy restaurant to celebrate. “I was dressed up in the fanciest suit I had at the time and my wife looked beautiful, like always,” he says. “We laughed and we ate and we were excited we didn’t have…

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