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CJCJ in the news: Native Americans; A Forgotten Minority in US Presidential Campaign

Native Americans: A Forgotten Minority in US Presidential Campaign

"The U.S. unemployment rate currently stands at 5.5 percent. For Native Americans, the unemployment rate is a staggering 22 percent, more than twice that of Hispanics and African-Americans. Overall, one in four Native Americans lives in poverty, about double the rate of the general population.

Police violence also disproportionately affects Native Americans. According to a study by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice, Native Americans are the racial group most likely to be killed by law enforcement."

Read the original article by CJCJ's Mike Males: Who Are Police Killing?

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