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Indian Americans face discrimination and unfair police treatment : Survey

Thursday - December 7, 2017 1:57 pm , Category : WTN SPECIAL
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Indian Americans in Unites States report discrimination at the hand of law enforcement agencies, according to recent survey.  It is remarkable that hate on the ground of skin color is quite often in ultra modern society in US where incidents of cruelity with Indians and other asians seen frequently in couple of years. Interestingly neither administration nor police suppose these incidents are result of racism mentality.

The report released this week is part of a series titled "Discrimination in America" which is based on a survey conducted for National Public Radio the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. 

Survey also revealed that many Americans of Indian origin could be at the receiving end of unfair police treatment, anti-Asian discrimination while applying and attending college, in seeking housing.  Indian Americans are much more likely than Chinese Americans to report discrimination at the hands of the law enforcement agencies in the US.

 


"Our poll shows that Asian American families have the highest average income among the groups we have surveyed and yet the poll still finds that Asian Americans experience persistent discrimination and income is not a shield from discrimination ” said Robert Blendon Professor at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health who co-directed the survey. 

This is despite the fact that Indian Americans were also more likely (33 per cent) than both Chinese Americans (16 per cent) and Southeast Asian Americans (11 per cent) to say they lived in a predominantly upper income area.

A quarter or more of Asian Americans in the survey said that they experienced anti-Asian discrimination in employment and when seeking housing.

Additionally nearly one in five Asian Americans said they faced discrimination because they were Asian when applying to or while attending college (19 per cent) or when interacting with police (18 per cent)

The report showed that 21 per cent of all Asian Americans said that they or a family member had been threatened or non-sexually harassed because they were Asian.

Another 10 per cent say that they or a family member had experienced violence and eight per cent said they had experienced sexual harassment because they were Asian.

Nearly 17 per cent than Chinese Americans (two per cent) to say they or a family member had been unfairly stopped or treated by the police because they were Asian the results of the survey showed.                 

 - Window To News with inputs from IANS
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