Best Known Latino Stereotypes: Are They True?

Latinos continually face a long list of stereotypes. Many of these assumptions create hurdles that Latinos must conquer in their fight to be seen as equals professionally and socially. Read further to learn about some of the common stereotypes and the truths or falsehoods behind them.

The Grunt Worker

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A popular stereotype depicts Latinos in low-paying, low-skilled jobs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the truth is concerning. Median wages of Hispanics working full time are:

  • $600 lower than blacks per year
  • $621 lower than non-Hispanic whites per year
  • $959 lower than Asians per year

However, these statistics do not tell the whole story because native Latino Americans are lumped in the same category as new immigrants.

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