Speaking Out:  Latino Youth on Discrimination in the United States

Patricia Foxen and NCLR, (October 21, 2010)

Issue: Youth, Civil Rights and Justice, Immigration
Publication Type: Research Report

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This study shows that Latino youth in the U.S. experience pervasive stereotyping based on assumptions about their ethnicity.  This report looks at the perceptions and experiences of Latino teenagers in settings as varied as school, the workplace, the streets, and in their interactions with law enforcement.  The study also points to protective factors such as resiliency and parental support.  The authors analyzed focus groups of children of Hispanic immigrants in four cities across the nation:  Langley Park, MD; Nashville, TN; Los Angeles, LA; Providence, Rhode Island.