Can college scandal make Latino students rethink 'impostor syndrome' guilt?

By: Stephen Nuño-Pérez and Gwen Aviles,  NBC Latino
April 2, 2019

"I faced some people questioning whether I deserved to be at Cornell, and I face that even today with med school, with people trying to interrogate you based on your background,” Pérez, who works as a medical scribe at the city's Good Samaritan Hospital, said. “The other day, a co-worker asked me about my GPA and asked, ‘Aren’t you one of those ethnic, those first-gen kids?'”

Even so, the first-generation Mexican-American resident of San José, California, says he feels his accomplishments are under constant scrutiny.

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