Many Latinos Worried About Their Place in America Before COVID-19
According to a Pew Research Center survey, nearly half (48 percent) of Latino adults said they had serious concerns about their place in the country. Shortly before the COVID-19 outbreak, 38 percent of Latino adults stated that they had experienced discrimination in the 12 months prior to the December 2019 survey. Many respondents said that they had been called offensive names (21 percent), been criticized for speaking Spanish in public (20 percent) or been told to go back to their home country (19 percent). More than a quarter (28 percent) of Latino adults said they had experienced another kind of discrimination or been treated unfairly due to their background.