January 19, 2010

Discrimination Against Hispanics

23%

More Americans now say that Hispanics face “a lot” of discrimination than say the same about blacks, whites or Asians.

Hispanics have not only passed blacks as the nation’s largest minority group, they are also now seen by slightly more Americans as frequent targets of discrimination (23% vs. 18% for African Americans). This was not the case in 2001. Fewer Americans also see a lot of discrimination against whites (10%) and Asian-Americans (8%). Blacks and whites continue to have very different views about the pervasiveness of discrimination against African Americans. Some 43% of blacks now say there is a lot of anti-black discrimination, about the same as in 2001. Among whites, just 13% see a lot of anti-black bias now, down from 20% in 2001. Read More