African Americans and Hispanics today
The economic and social status of an average African American have been greatly improved during the last century and since the Civil Rights Movement. The Hispanics however have a higher household income, but a lower personal income. Still the average African American and the average Hispanic have lower salaries and social positions than the average white and the average Asian in the US. Although African Americans today have the same rights as other racial backgrounds in the US, they are still victims to racism and discrimination in some areas. In some cases the discrimination go both ways, many blacks may also be racist against whites because they have been told by their parents or had negative experiences with white people. Hispanics however are not a typical target of racism. Something to notice is that a lot of Hispanics in the US live there without citizenship, at least this is very common among Mexican Hispanics in the US. It has been estimated that about ten million Mexicans live in the US without permission and citizenship. Most blacks in the US live there with a legal citizenship. When it comes to population, the percentage of Afro Americans in the US is around 12, with a count of almost 38 million people. The amount of people with Hispanic background is 47 million, about 15 percent. Most Afro Americans live in the South-Eastern States; Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, South- and North-Carolina. Most Hispanics live in the South-Western States; Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. Both Afro-American and Hispanics live in all states, but the percentage is highest in the states listed above.