Posted on May 25, 2010

Which Group Faces the Most Discrimination Today?

Lizz Carroll, Diversity, Inc., May 24, 2010

The results of a recent Associated Press-Univision poll showed that 61 percent of people overall said Latinos face significant discrimination. This percentage was higher than that of other traditionally underrepresented groups: 52 percent said Blacks face significant discrimination and 50 percent said women do.

Latinos aren’t the only ones feeling that they face significant discrimination; while 81 percent of Latinos said their ethnic group confronts a lot or some discrimination, 59 percent of non-Latinos said the same about Latinos.


In response to the poll, Lisa Navarrete, vice president of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), felt positive about the results from the general population. “They’re recognizing that this community has been singled out and targeted,” she told The Associated Press.

Other notable results include:

* Forty percent of Latinos said they had experienced discrimination personally