Sunday, 19 July 2020

Hispanics. Better Have a Lighter Skin Tone.

According to a survey carried out by the Pew Research Center in the United States last year, 58% of Hispanic adults report having experienced discrimination because of their ethnicity. Experiences, however, vary by skin tone: 50% of Hispanics with lighter skin colours versus 64% of Hispanics with darker skin colours. The differences even hold after controlling variables such as gender, age, education and country of birth (U.S. vs abroad).

More Hispanics with darker skin tone (55%) than with lighter skin tone (36%) say that people tend to react as if they were not smart and are more often subject to slurs or jokes (53% vs 34%) (via).

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photograph of Benicio del Toro via


  1. Even obvious things need sources, thanks for that!

    1. Indeed, even 'obvious' things need to be verified. Thanks!

    2. Unfortunately, they really do ... so many discussions are about what we would consider to be even too obvious, aren't they? Many thanks for sharing your thoughts, Kenneth!