GenForward Poll: Half of black youth face job discrimination

By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Qymana Botts saw white colleagues with the same amount of experience getting promoted to cashier ahead of her at the Indiana discount store where she worked. When she asked her supervisors why, they told her she didn’t project the image that they wanted from their cashiers: straight hair — not her natural Afro — and more makeup.

“When it came time for promotions and raises and things like that, I was told I need to fit into a more European kind of appearance,” Botts said of her 2010 experience. “They wanted me to straighten my hair, but I wasn’t willing to do that.”

Botts, 25, is not alone.

Study Shows Young People Of Color Remain Optimistic About Their Future, But It’s Time Black Folks Consider Pessimism

I have always considered myself an optimist. This may come as a surprise to those who have heard me argue, sincerely, that “everything is anti-Black,” or who experience my total lack of faith in the idea of reform, or who witness me supporting unapologetic non-participation in the electoral system, having long lost confidence that it should be the primary vehicle for Black liberation.

Young adults prefer Clinton on income gap, divide on jobs

By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Young adults are more likely to trust Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump on handling wages, income inequality and personal finances, but they’re divided on which candidate would better handle job creation, a new GenForward poll shows.

Young Hispanics, blacks and Asian-Americans favor Clinton on all four economic issues, but young whites are more likely to favor Trump on both job creation and their personal finances.

Black, Latino youth less likely to get money from folks

By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — More young blacks and Latinos feel that they can’t depend on family to help them with financial needs, from big-ticket items like college tuition to smaller expenses, than do whites or Asians, according to a new GenForward poll.

And more than half of millennials overall say an unexpected bill of $1,000 would cause them financial difficulty, a sign that young Americans are still struggling years after the end of the recession, according to the poll released this week.

Survey: Young People Perceive Policing Differently Across Racial Groups

The August GenForward Survey by the Black Youth Project finds that young adults across racial categories have vastly different experiences with police. These differences might make a major impact on the upcoming presidential election.

According to the poll, black and white young adults report similar rates of being stopped by police, 75% and 74% respectively. However, black respondents reported much higher arrest rates, at 28%, compared to 10% for Asian Americans, 22% of Latinx, and 15% of white young adults. Likewise, the poll finds that African American young adults report higher rates of police harassment and mistreatment than any other racial category, including Asian American, Latinx, and white young adults. African American young adults are also the racial group that is least likely to trust the police or believe that the police are there to protect them.

Young white people think Black Lives Matter incites violence against the police: here’s why they’re not completely wrong.

According to new findings from Black Youth Project’s GenForward study, 66 percent of white people age 18-30 believe the rhetoric of the Movement for Black Lives encourages violence against police. Only 19 percent of Black respondents said the same.

GenForward is a monthly survey of the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago with the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The poll also showed majorities of all racial groups surveyed think violence against police is an extremely or very serious problem.

Poll: Young adults divided on immigration, border control

By: Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Young Hispanics, Asian-Americans and African-Americans are much more likely to trust Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump to deal with immigrants living in the United States illegally. But young whites tend to trust Trump more on issues related to illegal immigration, including securing the border.

Among young people overall, 47 percent say they think Trump would better handle securing the border, 26 percent say Clinton would, and 18 percent say neither would.

Poll: Most young adults say police treat some differently

By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Across racial and ethnic groups, most young Americans think police treat some groups of people differently than others, according to a new GenForward poll.

The poll shows that most think African-Americans, Latinos, the poor and immigrants are more likely to be mistreated. It also shows that young blacks are especially likely to say they’ve experienced arrest, harassment or violence by police.