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INSIDECOSTARICA | Sunday 19 September 2010

Costa Ricans Are Racists, Recent Study Reveals

Although most Costa Ricans claim to have no bias to the colour of the skin, a study reveals that 3 out of 10 - 30% of the population - have racist attitudes or prejudices.

According to the poll, 4 out of 10 Costa Ricans believe that Afro-Costaricans live worse in relation to other people and almost 3 out of 10 believe they face discrimination.

Just under half of respondents said the condition of being African-Descendents influence in the implementation and access to justice. There is a positive recognition to the contribution of African descent to culture and work.

The study, called "Percepciones de los costarricenses sobre la población afrodescendiente" prepared by the United Nations Children's Fund - UNICEF.

The study takes in the response of 800 people and has a 90% confidence level, according to UNICEF.




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