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Majority of Afro-Americans suffer unfair treatment in U.S.

Majority of Afro-Americans suffer unfair treatment in U.S.

Washington, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) Fifty-four percent of African-Americans suffered unfair treatment on some occasion, according to a Gallup poll released today.

To reach this conclusion, the pollster analyzed different situations, which showed, for example, that 35 percent of those interviewed were victims of racism while shopping and 20 percent in situations with the police. Hispanic Americans participating in the survey reported a lower level of injustice with respect to people with black skin.

Last Friday, the agency itself published results of another survey in which 64 percent of participants stated that racism is widespread in the United States. According to Gallup, these results come at a time when there is greater awareness and sensitivity to racial inequalities in American society.

That assertion is also supported by other research that reports how one-fifth of African-American families had a net wealth of zero dollars or less, according to the U.S. financial group Citigroup.

They estimate that 75 percent of blacks in the North American nation barely have $10,000 for retirement and, while whites own 80 percent of their homes, black owners only own 47 percent.

Systemic racism in the United States returned to the public eye last year, when a white police officer choked African-American George Floyd with a knee to his neck for nine minutes, an event that mobilized thousands of people in the country and beyond.


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