May 26, 2022

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Latinos in the United States discriminate against other Latinos, the study found

Latinos in the United States discriminate against other Latinos, the study found

Immigrants call for immigration reform in front of the White House in Washington on February 14, 2022 – AFP

According to a study released Monday, Latinos in the United States also face discrimination from their own peers, and those with darker skin or those born abroad are more likely to be treated unfairly.

In a March 2021 Pew Research Center survey, 27% of Latinos said they were discriminated against by a peer, compared to 31% who said they were discriminated against by non-Latinos. In both cases, non-white Latinos are more likely to be targeted.

41% of dark-skinned Latinos say they have been discriminated against by another Latino, while 25% of lighter-skinned people say the same thing. The percentages are the same for non-Latinos (42% and 29%, respectively).

Latinos in the United States also report discrimination based on their place of birth. According to the survey, natives of Puerto Rico, a Spanish-speaking U.S. territory, and Latinos born outside the United States are more likely to claim to have been discriminated against by another Latin population than those born in 50 states or federations. Capital (32% vs. 23%). The numbers do not differ much when it comes to discriminatory treatment from non – Latins (34% and 27%).

Pew research shows that Hispanics publish racist comments or jokes about their peers. The entire 48% of Hispanics say that they often (13%) or sometimes (35%) hear such jokes about family or friends about other Hispanics.

Young Latinos between the ages of 18 and 29 are more likely to claim to hear these racist comments than Latinos over the age of 50. On the other hand, 40% of Latinos born in Puerto Rico or abroad say that discrimination on the basis of skin color or race is the same in their home country and in the United States.

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Pew reported that half of Hispanics (48 percent) living in the United States discriminate on the basis of race or skin color, a major problem in the country. By 2021, 23% of Latinos have been criticized for speaking Spanish in public, and 20% of Latinos say they have been abused in the past 12 months.

Hispanics make up 62.1 million in the United States by 2020, equivalent to 19% of the total population. In that year’s census, there were 12.6 million Latinos identified as whites alone.

In the United States, Latin Americans who have been colonized by Spain or Portugal are called Latinos, and Hispanics who have roots in Spanish or Spanish-speaking Latin American countries are called. Census and other organizations use these terms synonymously.


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