Indian Country 52 #4 – Racist City
“The Rapid City Journal published a regrettable headline and flawed story on Saturday that represents one of the more troubling examples of irresponsible coverage of Native Americans in recent years. The newspaper has begun to address the problematic headline but further measures should be taken both in the short-term and long-term.”
– NAJA, Rapid City Journal responds to NAJA concerns over irresponsible headline.
“A Native American woman was at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in South Dakota on Friday night when she was struck from behind with beer, she said. The beer also hit several Lakota elders sitting next to her.”
– Indian Country Today, More Beer, More Racism at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center; Elders Become Latest Victims.
“At the entrance to “the heart of all that is” to the Oceti Sakowin—He Sapa (or the Black Hills), Rapid City’s Native population lives in poverty at rates higher than many reservations. According to a 2013 American Community Survey, over 50 percent of the city’s Natives, mostly Lakota, live below the poverty line. This poverty rate is higher than any other urban demographic.
More than poverty, however, afflicts Native residents. Life in Rapid City, South Dakota is violent, and often deadly.”
– Indian Country Today, Racist City, S.D.: Life is Violent, and Often Deadly in Rapid City.
Download the 18″x24″ poster (.pdf), Indian Country 52 #4 – Racist City.
Indian Country 52
Indian Country 52 is a weekly project by David Bernie that uses the medium of graphic design by creating posters that promote issues and stories in Indian Country.
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