Hispanic Discrimination

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Many members of the Hispanic racial group believe that discrimination against them has increased since the Congressional debate over illegal immigration.  Many pro-immigration groups have joined forced to respond to the increased discrimination threat.  Illegal Hispanic immigrants have poured over U.S. boards hoping to stay in the United States permanently.

Affirmative Action for Hispanics

Native and foreign born Hispanics often benefits federal programs such as Hispanic affirmative action.  Affirmative action requires by law that many State and federal governmental programs and authorities attempt to compensate for discriminatory practices that have in the past denied fair consideration to members of minority groups by affording preferential access to education, employment, healthcare, and social welfare programs.  It is important to remember that affirmative action applies to all races that have historically suffered from racial discrimination such as the Asian community, the Native American community, and the Afro American community and as a result competition for the preferential treatment in employment and education remains extremely high. 

Hispanic Hate Crime

An act that has emotionally or physically harmed another person based on his race will be considered a “hate crime.”  “Hispanic hate crimes" generally refer criminal acts which are determined to have been motivated by hatred of a member of racial group, for example the Hispanic-American racial group, and may involve acts of physical assault, damage to property, bullying, harassment involving Hispanic stereotypes, verbal abuse or insults, or the use of offensive graffiti or symbols.

Hispanic Discrimination Legal Help

If you believe that you or a member of your family has suffered any type of discrimination due to their race or suffered any form of Hispanic racism, it may be important to discuss the circumstances with an experienced civil rights or personal injury law attorney to fully determine and protect your legal rights.

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