Gallup: One in four Black, Hispanic employees report workplace discrimination

One in four Black and Hispanic employees say they face workplace discrimination, according to a Gallup poll released Tuesday.

Of the roughly 2,000 Black employees surveyed, 24 percent reported being discriminated against in their jobs in the past year, while 24 percent of more than 2,000 Hispanic employees said the same.

By contrast, 15 percent of the roughly 3,500 white workers surveyed reported feeling discriminated against.

Gallup found that Black and Hispanic employees younger than 40 were almost twice as likely as those 40 or older to report discrimination in the past year, at 31 percent to 17 percent, respectively.

Among the Black workers who said they were discriminated against, 75 percent said it was based on their race or ethnicity, while 61 percent of Hispanic workers and 42 percent of white employees said the same.

Racial equality and social justice took center stage last summer as protests erupted nationwide against police killings of unarmed African Americans. Multiple corporations took action in response to the protests, including public pledges against racism in their workplaces.

Gallup’s poll surveyed 8,360 respondents from Nov. 6 to Dec. 1. It was a margin of error of plus or minus 1.5 percentage points.

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