While blacks and Hispanics hold broadly favorable views of each other, Hispanics are less likely to say the two groups get along well.
At the same time, African Americans are far more likely than Latinos to say blacks are frequently the victims of racial discrimination, according to a recent survey of Being black and dating hispanic now and ethnic attitudes by the Pew Research Center. Notably, blacks are more likely to say the situation for African Americans is worse today than it was five or even 10 years ago. Nearly half of all blacks also say immigrants reduce job opportunities for blacks, while fewer than four-in Hispanics agree.
The current round of Democratic presidential primaries has brought the issue of Hispanic-black relations onto center stage. In the recent Florida Democratic primary, Clinton beat Obama among Hispanics by nearly while Obama countered by winning blacks by better than This race and ethnicity gap, apparent throughout the primary Being black and dating hispanic now, has led some to ask if the division reflects larger and more troubling tensions between the two groups.
The Pew survey suggests that the answer depends on the question that you ask. On many core issues, majorities or large pluralities of blacks and Hispanics share the same view. At the same time, the poll also pinpoints some areas of disagreement and potential conflict. The telephone survey was taken from Sept. The survey found that overwhelming majorities of both blacks and Hispanics have favorable views of each other.
Three-quarters of all whites also have an approving view of Hispanics and a slightly larger percentage expressed a favorable opinion of blacks. But some differences begin to emerge when blacks and Hispanics are asked how well the two groups get along. Similar differences emerge in most age and income categories as well.
Does familiarity breed tolerance or contempt? But there is no difference in perceptions of relations between blacks and Hispanics between who live in counties with relatively higher or lower concentrations of Latinos; in either case, about two-thirds of blacks and six-in Hispanics think the two groups get along well.