The online research giant Pew says African Americans and Latinos think alike on specific issues and differ on others. In 2007, it surveyed about 3,000 adults from different states of the US.
The research suggests that a large percentage of each population has an overall good perception of one another. It also indicates that the two seem to be on the same page on many issues. However, they do differ in certain fundamentals. The survey identified inter-relationship, bias, immigration, and assimilation as major division points.
The study showed that Black People have a better perception of Latinos, but Hispanics tend to think worse of Blacks. A higher ratio of blacks sees the two as allies, while a higher percentage of Latinos consider the other group foes.
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More Latinos than blacks view unlawful immigration to be a threat to their societies. Also, regarding assimilation, more Latinos prefer less integration within communities than blacks.
According to Pew’s research, many Whites attribute the failure of African Americans to their inadequacies. Interestingly, a similar though lesser percentage of African Americans and Latinos also believe the same.