Thursday, July 23, 2015

HT Jim West, Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice: groups most likely to be killed by law enforcement, American Indians

https://zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com/
http://bluenationreview.com/native-americans-are-the-group-most-likely-to-be-killed-by-police/

Black people, who according to a 2014 study by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice represent approximately 13 percent of the population and 26 percent of police shootings, suffer more deaths than Native Americans at the hands of police.

But Native Americans are only 0.8 percent of the population, and yet they comprise 1.9 percent of police killings.

http://www.cjcj.org/news/8113
The racial group most likely to be killed by law enforcement is Native Americans, followed by African Americans, Latinos, Whites, and Asian Americans.

Native Americans, 0.8 percent of the population, comprise 1.9 percent of police killings. African Americans, 13 percent of the population, are victims in 26 percent of police shootings. Law enforcement kills African Americans at 2.8 times the rate of white non-Latinos, and 4.3 times the rate of Asians.


So it seems blacks definitely got shot more often but Native Americans are most likely to get killed.  While discussing the way whites and blacks relate to each other is important it's kind of staggering to consider what stuff doesn't come up on the matter of American Indians.  Team names would just be one example.

A more jarring one, personally, was how James Cameron's Avatar turned out to be such a magic whitey movie and this trope didn't get called out in mainstream cinematic film criticism all that much.

South Park, on the other hand, called Dances with Smurfs for what it was.

and for an amusing and informative break-down on the ways the Cameron film was a high-budget glossy retread of Billy Jack ...
https://thedissolve.com/features/forgotbusters/877-avatars-rapid-rise-sudden-downfall-and-endless-bil/

The more things change ... ?

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