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Afro-Latinos | Two Percent of U.S. Population

Afro-Latinos | Two Percent of U.S. Population

Did you know that more than 6 million adults identified themselves as Afro-Latino?  According to Pew Research Center Afro-Latinos are about 2% of U.S. population.  

Many Afro-Latino immigrants have arrived, to the United States, from the Caribbean, Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. The life experiences of Afro-Latinos are shaped by race, skin tone and other factors. Though most Afro-Latinos identify as Hispanic or Latino, not all do so, according to Pew Research Center estimates based on a survey of U.S. adults conducted from November 2019 to June 2020.

Afro-Latinos are more likely to report experiencing two of the eight discrimination experiences included in the survey. More Afro-Latinos than other Latinos say they have been unfairly stopped by police during the year prior to the survey (22% vs. 8%). Similarly, about three-in-ten Afro-Latinos say they have been criticized for speaking Spanish in public, compared with about two-in-ten Latinos who do not identify as Afro-Latino. These are the only two discrimination experiences where the differences between Afro-Latinos and other Latinos are statistically significant.

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