11 Facts About Discrimination Against Latinos

Latino teens on a stairway
  1. 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.
  2. Roughly 30 percent of Hispanics in the U.S. lack health coverage.
  3. In 2011, less than 30 percent of Hispanic students graduated from high school and less than 4 percent earned advanced college degrees.
  4. More than 20 percent of Hispanic females under the age of 18 live below the poverty level.
  5. In a study conducted by Rutgers University, 22 percent of Hispanic/Latino workers reported experiencing workplace discrimination, compared to only 6 percent of whites.
  6. Working in discriminatory conditions often leads to depression, lack of self-confidence, bitterness, and withdrawal from work.
  7. 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.
  8. In 2011, foreign-born Hispanics had the highest dropout rate (14.2 percent) for students ages 16 through 19.
  9. More than 6 million Latino children were in poverty in 2010, two-thirds of whom come from immigrant parents.
  10. According to a Pew Research poll, Latino people are the second most discriminated against ethnic group after African Americans.
  11. 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: MonsterCensusNWLCPew Hispanic