Tuesday, December 14, 2010

More evidence of the tragic conditions on South Dakota reservations

From the Star Tribune (and the US Census):

The three places in the nation with the highest median household income are all in Virginia, according to census data released Tuesday, while those with the highest rates of poverty are in four American Indian reservations, all in South Dakota.

The Virginia counties of Fairfax and Loudoun and the city of Falls Church had the highest median income, the data said, which spans 2005 to 2009. Falls Church was the highest at $113,313, up by 17 percent from 2000. The lowest median income was in Owsley County, Ky., at $18,869.

Of the five counties with poverty rates higher than 39 percent, four contain or are in reservations in South Dakota. The fifth, Willacy County, Tex., is on the Gulf Coast.


Lazarus Lupin said...

It's a shame we still have not lived up to our karmic obligations to america's original peoples.

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Chris Meirose said...

I think karma is pure BS, but I'd agree that we haven't live up to our obligations. But it goes farther and deeper than just obligations.