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I was sitting in my balcony studying for my finals when I get a message on my phone: Biden has won the presidential election. All these emotions came to me, and I started to recall the past four years. I recalled the first racist remarks I got at Walmart the first week Donald Trump won four years ago because I was speaking Spanish. I recalled being told by strangers to go back to my country because I was speaking Spanish. I recalled simply last week, being told I wasn’t able to do something just because of my race. I recalled the days sitting in meetings and in class and loosing my voice and respect as the days went by. I recall how in the past 4 years I was losing my sense of belonging in the U.S, …

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Maria Valdez, MPH

Contributor writer for Medium and former contributor writer for HuffPost. I focus on disparities in education and medicine. #Latina #Hispana #Medicine

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