What Is Discrimination Against Latina/Os

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According to the 2012 National Survey of Latina/os, the respondents indicated that discrimination against Hispanics/Latina/os is a major problem, and it prevents Hispanics/Latina/os from succeeding in America (Pew Hispanic Center, 2012). Furthermore, Markert (2010) stated that there are specific sociocultural and sociopolitical factors that may fuel hostility towards Latina/os. Markert (2010) highlighted a popular discourse in anti-Hispanic rhetoric is the assumption of illegality among Latina/os and the assumption that Latina/os refuse to learn English may increase hostility towards Latina/os. Given the sociopolitical and social discourses around Latina/os, there has been an increase in the literature designed to understand the racially discriminatory

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