Nearly 70% of Latinos in US report discrimination: Study

Nearly seventy percent of Latinos in the United States say they have suffered discrimination, more than twice as many who said so a decade earlier, according to a new study.

The research published Tuesday in online journal Social Science & Medicine – Population Health shows that 68 percent of Latino men and women felt discriminated against in the US, Reuters reported.

The study used data from the National Latino Health Care Survey, which surveyed 800 Latino adults in 2013 by phone.

That rate, which more than doubled since the 30 percent rate of 2003, is similar to the percentage of African Americans who reported discrimination.

The study also shows that minorities who are living in states with tough anti-immigrant policies report higher rates of discrimination.

Members of the Latino organizations march from the Trump Tower to NBC studios in New York City where Donald Trump was set to host a program, November 7, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

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