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Anti-racism Resources

This guide explores the causes and impacts of racism and how to be anti-racist.

Language

"Chicana/o," "Chicanx," "Latina/o," "Latinx," and "Hispanic" are all terms you may see used to describe Americans of Central or South American descent, and they all have slightly different meanings. Here are some resources for understanding the terms and debate surrounding them. *Please note that the language used on this guide reflects the language of the relevant resource.*

Facts

Did You Know?

  • The Hispanic share of the U.S. population as of April 1, 2020, making people of Hispanic origin the nation’s second largest racial or ethnic group. The Hispanic population grew 2.4 percentage points over the decade from 16.3% in 2010.
  • The number of states where the Hispanic population made up the largest racial or ethnic group as of April 1, 2020: New Mexico where the Hispanic population accounted for 47.7%, up from 46.3% in 2010. And California, where the Hispanic population was 39.4%, up from 37.6% of the state’s population a decade earlier. 
  • The number of Texas counties where the Hispanic population was the largest racial or ethnic group as of April 1, 2020, up from 64 counties in 2010. 
  • 25.7% The share of children (under the age of 18) who were of Hispanic origin as of April 1, 2020, up from 23.1% in 2010.  

  • 38.8% The percentage of the total voting-age Hispanic population that voted in the November 2020 election. 

 

Hate Crime Statistics

  • Hate Crime in the United States Incident Analysis

  • Hate Crime data for the nation are derived from National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) and Summary Reporting System (SRS) reports voluntarily submitted to the FBI.
  • The 2020 FBI Hate Crime statistics for the nation are based on data received from 15,138 of 18,625 law enforcement agencies in the country that year.
  • The FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Program defines hate crime as a committed criminal offense which is motivated, in whole or in part, by the offender’s bias(es) against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, or gender identity.

Demographic Statistics

 

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