About half of Latino adults experienced one of eight discrimination incidents in the first year of the pandemic; some heard expressions of support
Majority of Latinos Say Skin Color Impacts Opportunity in America and Shapes Daily Life
Pew Research Center
November 3, 2021
Latinos graded by skin color in Covid discrimination poll
5 Nov, 2021 17:09
Over 50% of Latino adults in the US who participated in the poll said they experienced some form of discrimination based on their skin color during the first 12 months of the coronavirus pandemic, though many claim skin color is directly related to the potential for racist encounters.
The head-scratching part of the survey came when pollsters categorized respondents on a “10 step scale” based on how they describe their own skin color. Among all respondents, 56% said their skin color “shapes their daily life experiences,” while 62% who said they had “darker skin” claimed their color affects their lives. Those who said they have “lighter skin” were a bit lower on daily discrimination, with 57% saying their race affects their day-to-day activities.