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‘Yes, I’m taking care of you right now. It’s exhausting.’ How microaggressions affect health

Dec 4, 2017

On the night of Dr. Roberto Montenegro’s dissertation defense celebration, he was at a fancy restaurant and feeling on top of the world — until a woman bypassed the valet stand and handed him her keys.

She assumed that, because he was Latino, he was there to park her car.

Montenegro researches the effect of that kind of racial microtrauma on physiology and health. He sat down with The Record’s host Bill Radke for the first of two conversations discussing his findings.