Title of Abstract

Discrimination Against Latinx Community during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Submitting Student(s)

Susana Atuncar

Faculty Sponsor (for work done with a non-Winthrop mentor)

Hye-Sung Kim, Ph.D.

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Political Science

Abstract

Since the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, there has been a substantial increase in racial discrimination against minority groups such as Black Americans, Latinx people, Asian Americans, and others. An increase in racial discrimination against the Latinx community, however, has received less attention compared to the experiences among other racial minority groups. This study, therefore, focuses on the racial discrimination against the Latinx community. In particular, using two waves of the PEW survey data (W68 and W58), I examine whether there has been an increase in racial discrimination during the COVID-19 pandemic against the Latinx community after controlling for potential confounders. In addition, I use various measures of racial discrimination during the COVID-19 pandemic as dependent variables and binary indicators of the Latinx community, Black Americans, Asian Americans, and other racial minority groups independent variables, I compare the types of discrimination the Latinx community experienced to those experienced by other racial minority groups as well as the White Americans. I expect that the findings from this study will contribute to our understanding of the different types of racial discrimination experienced by various racial minority groups.

Start Date

15-4-2022 12:00 PM

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Apr 15th, 12:00 PM

Discrimination Against Latinx Community during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Since the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, there has been a substantial increase in racial discrimination against minority groups such as Black Americans, Latinx people, Asian Americans, and others. An increase in racial discrimination against the Latinx community, however, has received less attention compared to the experiences among other racial minority groups. This study, therefore, focuses on the racial discrimination against the Latinx community. In particular, using two waves of the PEW survey data (W68 and W58), I examine whether there has been an increase in racial discrimination during the COVID-19 pandemic against the Latinx community after controlling for potential confounders. In addition, I use various measures of racial discrimination during the COVID-19 pandemic as dependent variables and binary indicators of the Latinx community, Black Americans, Asian Americans, and other racial minority groups independent variables, I compare the types of discrimination the Latinx community experienced to those experienced by other racial minority groups as well as the White Americans. I expect that the findings from this study will contribute to our understanding of the different types of racial discrimination experienced by various racial minority groups.