Hispanics have not only passed blacks as the nation’s largest minority group, they are also now seen by slightly more Americans as frequent targets of discrimination (23% vs. 18% for African Americans). This was not the case in 2001. Fewer Americans also see a lot of discrimination against whites (10%) and Asian-Americans (8%). Blacks and whites continue to have very different views about the pervasiveness of discrimination against African Americans. Some 43% of blacks now say there is a lot of anti-black discrimination, about the same as in 2001. Among whites, just 13% see a lot of anti-black bias now, down from 20% in 2001. Read More

Russell Heimlich  is a former web developer at Pew Research Center.