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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The rates of disability among U.S. children are increasing, with the highest rate of disability among Native American children, according to a newly released brief by the U.S. Census Bureau.

More than 3 million children in the U.S. had a disability in 2019, slightly up from data collected more than a decade ago.

But a disproportionate number of Native American children (5.9%) had a disability, followed by children of more than one race (5.2%) and Black children (5.1%). Household income also appeared to play a role, with 6.5% of children living below the poverty line having a disability, as compared to 3.8% of children living in families with incomes above the poverty threshold.

#Native American children
#American Indian
#RacialDiscrimination

https://abcnews.go.com/Health/native-american-children-higher-rates-disability/story?id=76841563

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US policies and actions related to Indigenous peoples, though often termed “racist” or “discriminatory,” are rarely depicted as what they are: classic cases of imperialism and a particular form of colonialism — settler colonialism. As anthropologist Patrick Wolfe writes, “The question of genocide is never far from discussions of settler colonialism. Land is life — or, at least, land is necessary for life.”i The history of the United States is a history of settler colonialism.

#Mass Grave
#RacialDiscrimination
#Native American

http://historynewsnetwork.org/article/162804

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May 15th marks the 100th anniversary what’s known by many as The Waco Horror, the lynching of 17 –year-old Jesse Washington.

The City of Waco commemorated the day with a proclamation as well as delivering an official apology.

Mayor Malcom Duncan Jr. said the city issued an apology because they need to ‘own up,’ to their past transgressions.

“We profoundly regret and condemn any instances where a citizen of Waco has not received equal protection under the law,” Duncan said

#Waco siege
#i cant breathe
#racialggaps
#policeviolence

https://www.kxxv.com/story/31979069/city-apologizes-for-lynching-of-jesse-washington

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