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Majority Of Americans Believe Latinos Face The Most Discrimination

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Fri, May 21, 2010 at 8:01 AM

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In the shadow of Arizona's polarizing immigration law and a cascade of Southern California cities opposed to it, and at a time when American is being led by its first black president, new polls organized by the Associated Press found that 61 percent of Americans believe Latinos face more discrimination than other groups, including African-Americans (52 percent) and women (50 percent).

The polls found that more than eight in ten Latinos felt they have faced discrimination. "For a lot of people, regardless of how they feel about what we should do about immigration, they're recognizing that this community has been singled out and targeted" in the wake of the Arizona law, Lisa Navarrete, vice president of the National Council of La Raza, told AP.

More Latinas than men said they felt discriminated against at times, and more Latino Democrats (55 percent) than Republicans (38 percent) said so.

The poll samples included 901 Latino adults and 1,002 adults from the general population. Univision and GfK Roper contributed to the research.

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