- The Hispanic population of America including native and foreign born individuals increased roughly 50 percent from 2000 to 2011, bringing the total Hispanic persons close to 52 million in 2011.
- Roughly 30 percent of Hispanics in the U.S. lack health coverage.
- In 2011, less than 30 percent of Hispanic students graduated from high school and less than 4 percent earned advanced college degrees.
- More than 20 percent of Hispanic females under the age of 18 live below the poverty level.
- In a study conducted by Rutgers University, 22 percent of Hispanic/Latino workers reported experiencing workplace discrimination, compared to only 6 percent of whites.
- Working in discriminatory conditions often leads to depression, lack of self-confidence, bitterness, and withdrawal from work.
- Hispanic females earn roughly 54 cents for every dollar earned by a white, non-Hispanic male, which accounts for a loss of almost $24,000 in a year’s time.
- In 2011, foreign-born Hispanics had the highest dropout rate (14.2 percent) for students ages 16 through 19.
- More than 6 million Latino children were in poverty in 2010, two-thirds of whom come from immigrant parents.
- According to a Pew Research poll, Latino people are the second most discriminated against ethnic group after African Americans.
- The U.S. Census Bureau Current Population Survey demonstrated that Hispanics are the most discriminated-against in terms of housing. More than 20 percent of all Hispanic households in America house 5 or more people.
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Sources: Monster, Census, NWLC, Pew Hispanic