Indigeneity has been subject to religious and cultural otherization and temporal and spatial sequestering, which has rendered it prior, separate, and incongruent with Americanism. Thus, the history of the United States is marred with the systematic de-indigenization of persons and land and, yet, Native Americans are continuously omitted from American educational curricula and racial debate.
But upon further investigation the reality became fairly clear: nobody really knows if it is the case that black people are fatally shot by police on a higher proportion than any other group. Attorney General Eric Holder doesn’t know, FBI Director James Comey doesn’t know and ACLU director Ezekiel Edwards also doesn’t know. Nobody knows and the reason is simple: the government does not yet keep data about the people killed by police while on duty.