Discrimination in America: Experiences and Views of Latinos

Discrimination in America: Experiences and Views of Latinos

Nearly a third of Latinos report being personally discriminated against because they are Latino when applying for jobs (33 percent), when renting or buying a home (31 percent), and in terms of being paid equally or considered for promotions (32 percent), a survey by National Public Radio, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation finds. The report, Discrimination in America: Experiences and Views of Latinos (56 pages, PDF), found that at least one in five Latinos said they had personally experienced discrimination when interacting with police (27 percent) or when going to a doctor or health clinic (20 percent), and that 17 percent report avoiding seeking medical care or calling the police due to concerns over discrimination. The survey also found that non-immigrant Latinos were nearly twice as likely as immigrant Latinos (36 percent vs. 19 percent) to report that they or a family member had been stopped or unfairly treated by the police because of their ethnicity.

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May 13, 2017