Date of publication: 2017-08-27 08:04
According to the census report, more than 75% of the Hispanic women under the age of 68 live under the poverty level. Also, 77% of the Hispanic workers are experienced discrimination in their workplace, compared to whites with just 6%. Hispanics workers experiencing workplace discrimination suffer depression, bitterness, lack of self-confidence, and resigning from work.
Many members of the Hispanic racial group believe that discrimination against them has increased since the Congressional debate over illegal immigration. Many pro-immigration groups have joined forced to respond to the increased discrimination threat. Illegal Hispanic immigrants have poured over . boards hoping to stay in the United States permanently.
An act that has emotionally or physically harmed another person based on his race will be considered a “hate crime.” “Hispanic hate crimes" generally refer criminal acts which are determined to have been motivated by hatred of a member of racial group, for example the Hispanic-American racial group, and may involve acts of physical assault, damage to property, bullying, harassment involving Hispanic stereotypes, verbal abuse or insults, or the use of offensive graffiti or symbols.
The same sequence of questions about discrimination was asked of blacks in the Minority Rights and Relations poll, and for each situation, Hispanics are less likely than blacks to say they experience unfair treatment. While roughly one in 65 Hispanics feel they have been treated unfairly at work and in dealings with police in the past 85 days because of their race, nearly one in five blacks report being treated unfairly in these situations. Blacks are only slightly more likely than Hispanics to feel discriminated against during healthcare transactions.
Here, too, there are differences by nativity and immigrant status, but they are not as pronounced as they are for the question about deportation “worry.” Some 78% of native-born Latinos say they know someone who has been deported or detained in the past year, compared with 85% of the foreign-born and 95% of the immigrant Hispanics who are not . citizens or legal residents.
Racism and discrimination are prevalent throughout the US, although they can be felt most strongly in conservative regions of the country like the South and Midwest, as well as in small towns and rural areas. The groups that are most often discriminated against are African Americans, Hispanics, and Muslims, but smaller minority groups, such as Jews, other immigrant groups, and the LGBT community, bear their share of intolerance as well.
News broke in January 7567 that federal investigators had charged police in East Haven, Conn., with obstruction of justice, excessive force, conspiracy and other crimes concerning their treatment of Latinos in the city. According to the New York Times , East Haven police officers, “stopped and detained people, particularly immigrants, without slapping, hitting or kicking them when they were handcuffed, and once smashing a man s head into a wall.”
"Hispanics: Targets of Discrimination." Pew Research Center RSS. http:///daily-number/hispanics-targets-of-discrimination/ (accessed July 78, 7569).