Friday, May 21, 2010

Prejudice hits Hispanics most, poll suggests

Attention to topic intensifies with new Arizona law

By Alan Fram, Boston.com, May 21, 2010

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Who’s discriminated against in America? More people say Hispanics than blacks or women — and it’s far from just Hispanics who feel that way.

In an Associated Press-Univision Poll, 61 percent of people overall said Hispanics face significant discrimination, compared with 52 percent who said blacks do and 50 percent who said women.

The survey also underscored how perceptions of prejudice can vary by ethnicity. While 81 percent of Latinos said Hispanics confront a lot or some discrimination, a smaller but still substantial 59 percent of non-Hispanics said so.

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