Majority Of Hispanic Millennials Say They’ve Experienced Discrimination

A new survey also found that Hispanic and black respondents have very similar attitudes toward race relations.

A majority of young Hispanics in the U.S. have experienced discrimination, according to a Pew Research Center survey.

The survey, published June 29, found 65 percent of Hispanic respondents between the ages of 18-29 say they’ve experienced discrimination or have been treated unfairly because of their race or ethnicity; only 35 percent of Hispanics 50 and older say the same.

There are also marked differences among Hispanic respondents based on race and where they were born.

According to the survey, U.S.-born Hispanics are more likely than foreign-born Hispanics to say they have experienced discrimination, and 56 percent of nonwhite Hispanics said they’ve experienced discrimination compared to 41 percent of white Hispanics.

The survey also found that Hispanic and black respondents have very similar attitudes towards race relations, with approximately six-in-10 Hispanics saying race relations in the U.S. are “generally bad.” 

The report echoes some of the sentiments shared in The Huffington Post’s original video “What It Means To Be Black And Latino,” as well as many of the points made in feminist Latina Kat Lazo’s video “Dear Latinx, Let’s Check Our Privilege.”

“As a Latina, I know that we’re marginalized by the media, by public policies and by society,” Lazo said in the video, which was uploaded to YouTube in May. “But we’re not all marginalized in the same way or even to the same degree. It’s all dependent on a multitude of factors.”

Lazo goes on break down how immigration status, class, gender and race can have adverse or beneficial effects on a person’s quality of life.

Visit the Pew Research Center to read more of the survey’s findings.



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