Discrimination in America: Experiences and Views of Native Americans

Discrimination in America: Experiences and Views of Native Americans

Three-quarters of Native Americans believe there is discrimination against Native people in the United States today, while more than a third have been personally subjected to racial or ethnic slurs (35 percent) or insensitive or offensive comments about their race/ethnicity (39 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 Native Americans (57 pages, PDF), found that more than half of Native respondents reported being discriminated against when interacting with police (55 percent), when applying for jobs (54 percent), or in terms of being paid equally or being considered for promotions (54 percent). In addition, 38 percent of Native respondents said they or a family member had experienced violence (38 percent), been threatened or non-sexually harassed (34 percent), or been sexually harassed (23 percent) because of their race/ethnicity.