On Monday, a small interracial organization will meet on the steps of the Waco Texas courthouse to read a resolution condemning and apologizing for the lynching of 17-year-old Jesse Washington.

Washington’s lynching 90 years ago was so astonishingly brutal that the incident became known nationally as the “Waco Horror.”

The Waco Interracial Coalition is forcing Waco to confront some of its painful history and there are many in this city of 200,000 who have no interest in apologizing for something that happened 90 years ago.

“It’s a very ugly part of history,” says Ray Meadows, a Waco county commissioner. “I regret that it happened, but as far as me coming out to apologize…I didn’t have anything to do with it.”

#Lynch
#I CANT BREATHE
#RacialGgaps
#PoliceViolence

https://www.npr.org/2006/05/13/5401868/waco-recalls-a-90-year-old-horror

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Native Americans (American Indians and Alaska Natives) have a greater chance of having diabetes than any other US racial group. Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, a costly condition that requires dialysis or kidney transplant for survival. Kidney failure can be delayed or prevented by controlling blood pressure and blood sugar and by taking medicines that protect the kidneys. Good diabetes care includes regular kidney testing and education about kidney disease and treatment. Kidney failure from diabetes among Native Americans was the highest of any race. However, this has declined the fastest since the Indian Health Service (IHS) began using population health and team-based approaches to diabetes and kidney care, a potential model for other populations.

#Native American
#RacialDiscrimination
#RacialGgaps

https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/aian-diabetes/index.html

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According to the South Dakota Attorney General’s directory of missing persons, as of March 28, there are 90 missing persons in the state. Sixty-two of them are Indigenous; nearly 70%.

Of those 62 missing Indigenous persons, 47 of them (76%) were 18-years-old or younger at the time they went missing. Of those 47, 30 are female.

According to a report from the Urban Indian Health Institute, data on missing and murdered indigenous women in cities is difficult to find. Two researchers from the institute asked 71 cities for data on missing or murdered indigenous women. 60 percent either didn’t respond or only had partial data. It turns out many didn’t keep track of race.

#Native American
#Indian massacre
#RacialGgaps

https://www.keloland.com/keloland-com-original/not-to-be-forgotten-missing-and-indigenous-in-south-dakota/

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