The latest data on racial discrimination experienced by caregivers support media reports of increased racism during the Covid-19 pandemic. Children may experience racism directly or witness it against their caregivers, according to Kidsdata.org.
Asian caregiversmore often reported experiencing an increase in racism during the pandemic compared with all other race/ethnicities (44% compared with 31%).
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In March 2021, nearly one in three caregivers in California who had ever experienced race/ethnicity discrimination reported experiencing increased racism since the pandemic began, while just over half reported no change, and about one in six reported a decrease.
On the questionnaire from November 2020, a caregiver shared, “Social challenges are the greatest challenge I have faced since [the pandemic began] and I don’t want my child to face racism or discrimination.”