Pew: 1 In 4 African-American Adults Have Been Harassed Online

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study says African-American adults are facing more harassment online than other races and ethnicities in the United States.

A recently released Pew Research Center survey says 25 percent of African-American adults – or 1 in 4 – have faced some sort of harassment online based on race or ethnicity.

Only 10 percent of Hispanics and 3 percent of whites say they have faced online harassment.

Fifty-nine percent of black internet users – or nearly 3 out of every 5 – say they have experienced some kind of online harassment, compared with 48 percent of Hispanics and 41 percent of whites.

Nearly 2 out of 5 black internet users – or 38 percent – say they are called offensive names.

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