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Are there problems with ethnic or religious prejudices? Gender equality?

None really. There is a big divide between ethnic Russians and Latvians socially and politically, but as an expat doesn't really affect you. - Jul 24, 2017
Latvia is quite homogenous when it comes to ethnic diversity and the recent relocation of refugees has shown another area in which acceptance of change is slow-going. While I am not aware of any issues involving violence, the attitude toward the refugees has been unwelcoming overall (of course, not for everyone). Tension between Latvians and Russians is on-going, due to the country's long and difficult history. - Sep 21, 2016
Yes. There are occasional, but serious, problems with verbal and even sometimes physical harassment of racial minorities. - Jul 11, 2010
Yes. Non-whites do experience some harrassment and alercations have occurred. - Aug 23, 2008