Latina/O Community Discrimination

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Conversely, some participants explained that they have experienced discrimination even in a predominantly Latina/o community. With regard to this finding, perceived discrimination in a predominantly Latina/o community, there may be two possible explanations. First, intergroup contact theory argues that prejudice is reduced when there are positive relations between groups. However it is possible that the intergroup contacts in a homogenous community are not positive interactions that promote decreased prejudice. Second, some of the participants in this study explained that they have perceived discrimination from other Latina/os, This finding consistent with previous research that has noted the existence of within-group discrimination in the
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