by Joshua Krishnamoorthi:
According to a new survey about discrimination, Asian-Americans and Indian-Americans say they have faced discrimination in many areas in their lives in the US. This is covered in “Discrimination in America” based on a survey conducted for National Public Radio, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. About one in ten Asian-Americans report either they have or a family member has been unfairly stopped or treated by the police because they are Asian. Indian-Americans reported unfair police stops or treatment eight times more often than Chinese-Americans, it said.
The result of the survey showed Indian-Americans were significantly more likely [17%] than Chinese-Americans [2%] to say they or a family member had been unfairly stopped or treated by police because they were Indians. The result of the survey showed “The poll still finds that Asian-Americans experience persistent discrimination in housing, jobs and at college,” said Robert Blendona, the professor who coordinated the survey.
According to immigration status, the survey said non-immigrant Asian-Americans are more than three times as likely to say they have experienced violence and more than twice as likely to say that have been threatened.