From police interactions to pay equity, a new survey examines how women of different races and ethnicities encounter bias.
A new survey shows that Native American women experience discrimination at higher levels than other groups of women living in America.
Released today (December 11), “Discrimination in America: Experiences and Views of American Women” is a collaborative effort of NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Researchers polled 3,453 adults between January 26 and April 9 to find out how women experience various types of discrimination in the United States.
Overall, 68 percent of the women polled said they believe people who identify as women are discriminated against in 2017 America. But the prevalence of this belief varies widely by racial and ethnic group, as well as by sexual orientation and gender identity. Eighty-seven percent of Black women agree that discrimination against women exists. Among Native American women, 79 percent agree. White women (67 percent), Latinx women (66 percent) and Asian American Pacific Islander women (52 percent) are less likely to agree. And 84 percent of LGBTQ women agree, versus 68 percent of women who don’t identify that way.
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Originally written by Kenrya Rankin