Hispanic Prejudice in the United States
Article first published online: 16 NOV 2011
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Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 41, Issue 11, pages 2723–2738, November 2011
How to Cite
WEAVER, C. N. (2011), Hispanic Prejudice in the United States. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41: 2723–2738. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2011.00836.x
- Issue published online: 16 NOV 2011
- Article first published online: 16 NOV 2011
Hispanics recently became the nation's largest minority. By 2050, they will be one third of the population. As their power and influence grows, it is important to have knowledge of their prejudice. There are many studies of prejudice toward Hispanics, largely negative; but little is known about their prejudice toward others. To provide more knowledge of the subject, responses by 758 Hispanics to items about prejudice contained on nationwide surveys were analyzed. Hispanics generally preferred their own kind for marriage and as neighbors. They saw many differences between themselves and Blacks, Asians, Jews, and Whites with respect to intelligence and to being wealthy, hardworking, and prone to violence. Implications and suggestions for future research are discussed.