Friday, August 5, 2016

Native American standard of living falls farther behind nation as the politicos debate “transgender rights”

Native American standard of living falls farther behind nation as the politicos debate “transgender rights”

Native American standard of living falls farther behind nation as the politicos debate “transgender rights”

 In a previous editorial it was pointed out that all national political party conventions in 2016 ignored the existence of Native American citizens, while parading before the media every other possible ethnicity in their carnie shows.  What we have seen over and over again during the past sixteen years is peripheral Non-Issues getting front stage attention by elected leaders of both major parties and the media, while the fundamental needs of America’s Middle Class and in particular, Native Americans, are not even mentioned.
Native Americans furnish over twice the percentage of men and women to the US Armed Forces of any other ethnic group in the United States.   Did either political party feature two grieving Native American parents, who lost their son or daughter in the Middle Eastern wars?  Were any Native Americans invited to the lectern to discuss how they couldn’t find a job when they got out of the military?