It is undeniable that the Hispanic community is steadily growing in the United States, thus quickly becoming the largest minority group in the country. These numbers are growing mainly because of the close proximity of the US to Latin countries. Due to this fact, there are hundreds of thousands of undocumented Hispanics in the US. Albeit, some of whom are currently processing their immigration applications or are waiting for confirmation of citizenship, others however, are not. At present, there are more than 32 million registered Hispanics in the US, but as their numbers grow, so does the risk of discrimination.
Who are considered Hispanic?
- In an article published in Projects News Day, according to the United States Census Bureau Hispanics and Latinos are those who are of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, and South or Central American descent, and many others.In the recent article, it was also stated that in 2017, around 18 percent of Long Island’s population is composed of Hispanics or Latinos, followed by blacks, who make up nine percent and Asians at around seven percent.
Is housing equality a problem for Hispanic-American buyers?
In an article posted in Projects News Today, Pedro Jimenez, a computer and internet professional who was born in the Dominican Republic, finds some evidence of discrimination among the Hispanics in finding a home on Long Island. In his research, he asked eight real estate agents as a paired tester in Newsday’s investigation of discrimination in real estate when buying a house. His investigation found that 5 out of 8 tests showed signs of discrimination, and that Jimenez and his paired agents were subjected to unequal treatment compared to their white counterparts.