About Us

“Untapped Manpower…Our Most Abundant Natural Resource”

We are not your every day manufacturing plant. All of our employees are hired and housed in an efficiency home of their own; eat in a fully-staffed restaurant; have access to day and night child care; and receive a paycheck that meets US Dept. of Labor minimum wage guidelines, all in exchange for a 40-hour work week!
Our program is designed for those less fortunate, regardless of their life circumstances, be they aged-out foster children; refugees; LGBT victims of neglect and abuse; or Veterans. Anyone in need of an opportunity to change the course of their lives is welcome to apply!
Full educational opportunities, from a GED to a college degree, are available. For those aspiring to a career in technology or the trades – or anything in between – training is available to support those ambitions, as well.
Below, discover the plight of those in need of jobs, and see why JOB Manufacturing is the perfect solution!

 

 

The Homeless

  • There are over a half million people considered homeless in this country, of which over 176,000 of those are unsheltered
  • 3.5 million experience homelessness each year, and of those, 25% are under-employed, or the working poor
  • There are over 48 million people in the US living in poverty. 7 million of these are at risk of becoming homeless, according to the US census bureau
  • 7 million more are homeless and categorized as ‘doubled-up’…living with friends or relatives

There are Homeless shelters that require patrons to meet certain criteria for admission. These range from requiring payment from residents’ Social Security Insurance or underemployment income, to being able to procure a job within the first 3 months of admission or face eviction. There are also faith-based shelters that require conversion to Christianity from their patrons, where regular participation in services is mandatory as a prerequisite to admission.

Veterans

  • Over 10% of all homeless adults are veterans
  • Almost 40,000 vets are homeless at any given time in the America, the country they fought to serve and protect
  • 1.4 million vets are ‘at risk’ of being homeless
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is the most prevalent cause of homelessness in veterans
  • There are 22 veteran suicides per day, or one every 65 minutes
  • Almost 1/3 of all vets applying for health care thru VA Hospitals die before ever being seen
  • Military training and occupations are often not transferable to the civilian workforce
  • Almost half-a-million vets are unemployed, and 57% of vets report being underemployed

Veterans

  • Over 10% of all homeless adults are veterans
  • Almost 40,000 vets are homeless at any given time in the America, the country they fought to serve and protect
  • 1.4 million vets are ‘at risk’ of being homeless
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is the most prevalent cause of homelessness in veterans
  • There are 22 veteran suicides per day, or one every 65 minutes
  • Almost 1/3 of all vets applying for health care thru VA Hospitals die before ever being seen
  • Military training and occupations are often not transferable to the civilian workforce
  • Almost half-a-million vets are unemployed, and 57% of vets report being underemployed

The Working Poor

  • Over 8 1/2 million people are considered part of the Working Poor
  • More than 5 million Americans live in third world conditions, also known as absolute poverty
  • Over 41 million Americans fall below the poverty line ($23,340/yr/family of four)
  • Poverty income level is $12,060 annually for one person
  • Over 95 million people (1/3 of the nation) have annual incomes that fall below twice the poverty line ($48,680/yr/family of 4)
  • Over 18 million people fall below half the poverty line ($12,170/yr/family of 4)
  • Half the jobs in the US pay less than $34,000 per year
  • 6 million people have no income other than Food Stamps
  • 46 million Americans depend on ‘food banks’, which is 30% above 2007 levels
  • Wages for those who work on jobs in the bottom half of the population have been stuck since 1973, increasing only 7%
  • 40% of all Americans now make less than the 1968 minimum wage if you adjust for inflation
  • Over 6 million Jobs in the US pay less than a living wage
  • 56% of near minimum wage workers have no more than a high school education
  • Almost 4 million of them work in the restaurant and food services industry
  • 69% of Americans have less than $1,000 in savings
  • 78% of full time workers live paycheck to paycheck
  • Millions of families live out of motel rooms
  • In the 60 years since the Civil Rights Movement, the number of people living below the poverty line has increased 60%

Ex-Offenders

  • Almost 1 million people per year are released from prisons and jails nationwide with no place to live or work
  • Ex-offenders are typically turned down for leasing in both the public and private housing sectors
  • Ex-offenders reduce their chances of getting hired for employment by 60% compared to non-offenders
  • In addition to not being able to find employment,  ex-offenders must somehow find the money to pay for court costs, probation fees, child support and restitution, or face possible reincarceration
  • Over 1/3 of federal prisoners are first-offense, non-violent, drug-related offenders
  • Possession of marijuana in any amount can lead to a misdemeanor, which has the same alienating, life-altering effect as a felony
  • Most ex-offenders were brought up on the streets when they were kids. Over 36 million children in this country are born to a single parent household. Almost 4 million children have no parent living at home at all.

Ex-Offenders

  • Almost 1 million people per year are released from prisons and jails nationwide with no place to live or work
  • Ex-offenders are typically turned down for leasing in both the public and private housing sectors
  • Ex-offenders reduce their chances of getting hired for employment by 60% compared to non-offenders
  • In addition to not being able to find employment,  ex-offenders must somehow find the money to pay for court costs, probation fees, child support and restitution, or face possible reincarceration
  • Over 1/3 of federal prisoners are first-offense, non-violent, drug-related offenders
  • Possession of marijuana in any amount can lead to a misdemeanor, which has the same alienating, life-altering effect as a felony
  • Most ex-offenders were brought up on the streets when they were kids. Over 36 million children in this country are born to a single parent household. Almost 4 million children have no parent living at home at all.

 

 

Victims of Domestic Violence

  • Domestic violence is the #1 cause of homelessness for woman and children
  • There were 12,183 domestic violence calls to police in only three zip codes of the city of Charlotte, NC, in 2014
  • 1 in 4 woman are victims of domestic violence
  • Between 2001 and 2012, nearly double the amount of woman were killed by domestic violence than all the soldiers killed in both the Afghanistan and Iraqi wars during the same time period
  • Nearly 5 million woman every year are beaten and abused in the US
  • One woman is beaten every 9 seconds in the US

Refugees and Asylees

  • Refugees and Asylees are people who are unable or unwilling to return to their country of origin or nationality for fear of persecution, conflict, violence, government corruption or human rights violations. For example, 70% of woman in refugee camps in South Sudan have been raped by their military.
  • A GLOBAL RECORD HIGH of over 68 ½ million people have been FORCIBLY displaced from their homes
  • Of those 68 ½ million people, ONLY 189,300, were resettled in 2016
  • EVERY SINGLE DAY, over 28,000 people globally are FORCED to flee their homes, which equates to approximately 1 out of every 100 people in the world
  • ONLY 45,000 refugees are allowed to enter the U.S. annually, THE LOWEST NUMBER IN HISTORY
  • Globally in 2015, there were over 65 million refugees fleeing murder, rape, torture, religious persecution, gang violence, drug cartels, human sex trafficking, etc. The US reduced its refugee settlement quota from 110,000 to 50,000 in 2017

 

Refugees and Asylees

  • Refugees and Asylees are people who are unable or unwilling to return to their country of origin or nationality for fear of persecution, conflict, violence, government corruption or human rights violations
  • A GLOBAL RECORD HIGH of over 68 ½ million people have been FORCIBLY displaced from their homes
  • Of those 68 ½ million people, ONLY 189,300, were resettled in 2016
  • EVERY SINGLE DAY, over 28,000 people globally are FORCED to flee their homes, which equates to approximately 1 out of every 100 people in the world
  • ONLY 45,000 refugees are allowed to enter the U.S. annually, THE LOWEST NUMBER IN HISTORY
  • Globally in 2015, there were over 65 million refugees fleeing murder, rape, torture, religious persecution, gang violence, drug cartels, human sex trafficking, etc. The US reduced its refugee settlement quota from 110,000 to 50,000 in 2017

Child Sex Trafficking Victims

  • Up to 300,000 children are lured into the commercial sex trade every year in the US
  • 1.3 million youth are living on American streets at any given time
  • Children are the primary targets of sex traffickers, as they are easier to manipulate than adults
  • The average age-range of sex trafficking victims is 11-14 years
  • Pre-pubescent girls are injected with hormones to accelerate puberty
  • The average lifespan once becoming a victim is 7 years
  • Younger children command a much higher price for sex, especially virgins, in what is now a $32B/year industry in the US
  • At the current rate of increase, revenue generated from the sex trafficking industry will surpass the illegal drug trade in the US within the next few years
  • Per the US Dept Of Labor, children can be gainfully employed starting at the age of 14, under certain conditions, all of which can be met at JOB Manufacturing

Aged-Out Foster Children


Where do foster children go when they’ve aged out of their foster home?

  •  More than 23,000 children age out of the foster care system every year upon turning 18
  • After reaching the age of 18, 20% of the children who were in foster care will become instantly homeless, although they can enter the workforce at age 16 if they can find employment
  • Tens of thousands of children in the foster care system were taken away from their parents after extreme abuse
  • In 2015, there were more than 20,000 foster kids whom State agencies failed to reunite with their families or place in permanent homes
  • 75% of females and 33% of males receive government benefits to meet basic needs after aging out
  • Male former-foster children are 4 times as likely to commit a crime than non-foster males
  • Female former-foster children are 10 times as likely to commit a crime than non-foster females
  • 48% of former foster youth will be unemployed, while 60% will be convicted of a crime
  • Former foster kids are 7 times as likely to be drug addicts and twice as likely to become alcoholics than non-foster kids
  • They are 5 times more likely to develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • 25% will not graduate from college or pass their GED. Less than 3% will attend college
  • 33% of male former-fosters and 75% of female former-fosters will need welfare to meet their basic needs
  • In 2012, there were 3.3 million reported cases of violence against children. Of these, just over 200,000 were rescued and placed in foster care
  • Of these, almost 25,000 young adults aged-out of foster care being adopted by a family as they were promised
  • 71% will be pregnant by age 21

Aged-Out Foster Children


Where do foster children go when they’ve aged out of their foster home?

  •  More than 23,000 children age out of the foster care system every year upon turning 18
  • After reaching the age of 18, 24% of the children who were in foster care will become instantly homeless, although they can enter the workforce at age 16 if they can find employment
  • Tens of thousands of children in the foster care system were taken away from their parents after extreme abuse
  • In 2015, there were more than 20,000 foster kids whom State agencies failed to reunite with their families or place in permanent homes
  • 75% of females and 33% of males receive government benefits to meet basic needs after aging out
  • Male former-foster children are 4 times as likely to commit a crime than non-foster males
  • Female former-foster children are 10 times as likely to commit a crime than non-foster females
  • 48% of former foster youth will be unemployed, while 60% will be convicted of a crime and nearly 50% will be incarcerated
  • Former foster kids are 7 times as likely to be drug addicts and twice as likely to become alcoholics than non-foster kids
  • They are 5 times more likely to develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • 25% will not graduate from college or pass their GED. Less than 3% will attend college
  • In 2012, there were 3.3 million reported cases of violence against children. Of these, just over 200,000 were rescued and placed in foster care
  • Of these, almost 25,000 young adults aged-out of foster care without being adopted by a family as they were promised
  • 71% will be pregnant by age 21

African Americans Facing Discrimination

  • Job Discrimination …resumes with White sounding names got 50% more call backs than resume with Black sounding names
  • Wages for Whites are 26% higher than for Blacks due to discrimination.
  • Discrimination in the school system…Blacks are 3-1/2 times more likely to be suspended or expelled than Whites for the ‘same offense’.
  • Blacks lead all other races in the ‘school-to-prison pipeline’, and for whom that phrase was coined.
  • Bank lending discrimination…Eight major banks got caught and were fined for loan discrimination against Blacks.
  • Criminal justice system discrimination, aka- Mass Criminalization and Incarceration and the expansion of the Prison Industrial Complex…1 in 3 Black men will spend time in prison at some point in their lives. Once out of prison, Blacks are 3 times more likely than Whites to be disenfranchised.
  • Innocent Blacks are 3-1/2 times more likely to be wrongfully convicted of sexual assault, 7 times more likely to be wrongfully convicted of murder and 12 times more likely to be wrongfully convicted of drug crimes than innocent Whites.
  • White on Black killings were deemed 8 times more justifiable than Black on White. 
  • 70% of NYPD stops were of Black and Latinos. Just 8% of Whites that were stopped were frisked, vs 85% Blacks and Latinos that were frisked.
  • Blacks are arrested for drug offenses at rates 2-11 times higher than Whites. 
  • Blacks were 33% more likely to be detained awaiting felony trials than Whites. 
  • Black offenders receive sentences that are 10% longer for the same crimes, 20% more likely to receive mandatory minimum sentences, and 20% more likely to be sent to prison for similar crimes as Whites. 
  • 17% of White job applicants with criminal records received employer call backs, vs only 5% of Blacks. Employers were more receptive to Whites ‘with’ criminal records than Blacks ‘without’ criminal records.

And the list goes on, “and has taken its toll on Black society.” ref: US News Report-Institutional Racism Is Our Way of Life

Undocumented Immigrants

Pictured here are the prosthetic legs of Carlos Gutierrez. His own legs were sawed off by a Mexican drug cartel for not being able to pay the ‘war tax’, and after fleeing for his life to the US, Carlos now faces deportation back to Mexico. Make no mistake, there is no door to go through or line to wait in at the border that can protect these people from harm. The waiting time ‘just for the first interview’ is 4 years, and additionally, another 3 years for their application to be processed. They wouldn’t survive 4 months in their country, or if they did, could wind up legless, like Carlos, or worse.

  • Corruption defines the government of Mexico. Money is power, and the cartels have the money to fill the void left by the corruption with more corruption
  • Mexico is the 3rd deadliest country in the world for journalists to work, after Iraq and Syria.
  • 120 politicians seeking to save their country and its people have been murdered, 44 of which were candidates in the most recent presidential campaign
  • Almost 32,000 people were murdered by drug cartels in Mexico in 2016, which is double the amount from 2014, with a measly 2% of those crimes being solved.
  • South of Mexico, in Central America, one innocent victim of gang violence is killed every hour
  • From September 2015 to September 2016, nearly 409,000 Central American refugees fleeing for
    their lives were turned away at the Southwestern border of Mexico 
  • According to a 1993 United Nations Truth Statement, 85% of the violence was attributed to U.S. backed government in Nicaragua
  • 200,000 El Salvadorans; 57,000 Hondurans; 50,000 Haitians; and 20,000 Nicaraguans have to leave the US after living, working and paying taxes here for the last 20 years
  • In Honduras, almost 61% of people live in poverty, as Honduras is the 2nd poorest country in the world, and the world’s most dangerous
  • Gangs and organized crime extort the poor into paying a “war tax” for their survival, and those who can’t pay are killed or worse. “There are no jobs, no justice, no laws.”
  • El Salvador has one of the world’s highest gang-related murder rates
  • Half of Guatemalan children under age five are chronically malnourished
  • More than half of Guatemalans live in poverty and almost 25% live in extreme poverty, meaning that population lives on less than $1.25 per day
  • Of the 11.1 million undocumented immigrants in the US, only 1.4 million are considered criminals or repeat immigration violators. 8 million others hold jobs and pay taxes
  • Since the majority of immigrants are undocumented, speak limited English, and have limited education, they can only qualify for work at the lowest skill levels, and therefore, cannot compete for jobs that English-speaking, native-born Americans with even a minimal education are more qualified
  • An additional 800,000 children fleeing violence in their home countries who were protected under the DREAM Act in the US, could be facing deportation

Undocumented Immigrants

Pictured to the right are the prosthetic legs of Carlos Gutierrez. His own legs were sawed off by a Mexican drug cartel for not being able to pay the ‘war tax’, and after fleeing for his life to the US, Carlos now faces deportation back to Mexico. Make no mistake, there is no door to go through or line to wait in at the border that can protect these people from harm. The waiting time ‘just for the first interview’ is 4 years, and additionally, another 3 years for their application to be processed. They wouldn’t survive 4 months in their country, or if they did, could wind up legless, like Carlos, or worse.

  • Corruption defines the government of Mexico. Money is power, and the cartels have the money to fill the void left by the corruption with more corruption
  • Mexico is the 3rd deadliest country in the world for journalists to work, after Iraq and Syria.
  • 120 politicians seeking to save their country and its people have been murdered, 44 of which were candidates in the most recent presidential campaign
  • Almost 32,000 people were murdered by drug cartels in Mexico in 2016, which is double the amount from 2014, with a measly 2% of those crimes being solved.
  • South of Mexico, in Central America, one innocent victim of gang violence is killed every hour
  • From September 2015 to September 2016, nearly 409,000 Central American refugees fleeing for
    their lives were turned away at the Southwestern border of Mexico 
  • According to a 1993 United Nations Truth Statement, 85% of the violence was attributed to U.S. backed government in Nicaragua
  • 200,000 El Salvadorans; 57,000 Hondurans; 50,000 Haitians; and 20,000 Nicaraguans have to leave the US after living, working and paying taxes here for the last 20 years
  • In Honduras, almost 61% of people live in poverty, as Honduras is the 2nd poorest country in the world, and the world’s most dangerous
  • Gangs and organized crime extort the poor into paying a “war tax” for their survival, and those who can’t pay are killed or worse. “There are no jobs, no justice, no laws.”
  • El Salvador has one of the world’s highest gang-related murder rates
  • Half of Guatemalan children under age five are chronically malnourished
  • More than half of Guatemalans live in poverty and almost 25% live in extreme poverty, meaning that population lives on less than $1.25 per day
  • Of the 11.1 million undocumented immigrants in the US, only 1.4 million are considered criminals or repeat immigration violators. 8 million others hold jobs and pay taxes
  • Since the majority of immigrants are undocumented, speak limited English, and have limited education, they can only qualify for work at the lowest skill levels, and therefore, cannot compete for jobs that English-speaking, native-born Americans with even a minimal education are more qualified
  • An additional 800,000 children fleeing violence in their home countries who were protected under the DREAM Act in the US, could be facing deportation

At Risk Youth 

  • Almost 17 million children under the age of 18 lives in a single mom  household in the US
  • From 1960 to 2016, the percentage of children living with a single Mom nearly tripled
  • Less than half of all children live in a ‘traditional’ family
  • In America, there is one divorce every 36 seconds
  • Gangs are sometimes the only perceived family for troubled youth. To date, there are approximately 460,000 youth gang members in the US
  • 1 of 5 adolescents lives in poverty
  • The ‘School-to-Prison Pipeline’ is decimating the future of our youth
  • Students of color face harsher discipline for the same offense than their Caucasion peers
  • 40% of students expelled from school each year are African American
  • 70% of students involved in ‘in school’ arrests are African American
  • African American students are 3 ½ times more likely to be suspended than their Caucasion peers for the same offense
  • African-American students are twice as likely NOT to graduate high school than their Caucasion peers
  • 68% of all males in prison do not have a high school diploma
  • 50% of all foster care children African-American
  • 70% of inmates in California State Prison are former foster care youth
  • 30% of foster care youth entering the juvenile justice system are placement related behavioral cases
  • 25% of ‘aged out’ foster kids will be incarcerated shortly after turning 18
  • 50% of foster care youth will be unemployed a few years after turning 18

LGBTQ Victims of Neglect and Abuse

  • 40% of homeless youth are LGBTQ who were rejected by family
  • 15 – 43% of gay people have experienced discrimination and harassment at the workplace
  • 90% of transgender individuals have experienced workplace harassment and discrimination: 44% were passed over for a job; 23% were denied promotions; and 26% were fired for being trans
  • LGBTQ youth are twice as likely to be physically assaulted
  • 4 of 10 LGBTQ youth say they are not accepted in the community in which they reside
  • Almost three-quarters, or 73%, of LGBTQ youth say they are more honest about themselves online than they are in the real world
  • 92% of LGBTQ youth say they hear negative messages about being LGBTQ
  • LGBTQ people are targeted for hate crimes at double the rate of African Americans or Muslims
  • LGBTQ youth who were rejected by family were more than 8 times likely to commit suicide; more than 6 times likely to report depression; and more than 3 times likely to use illegal drugs, than kids who experienced no rejection
  • In over 30 states in this country, LGBTQ people can be fired, evicted or denied services for who they are.

LGBTQ Victims of Neglect and Abuse

  • 40% of homeless youth are LGBTQ who were rejected by family
  • 15 – 43% of gay people have experienced discrimination and harassment at the workplace
  • 90% of transgender individuals have experienced workplace harassment and discrimination: 44% were passed over for a job; 23% were denied promotions; and 26% were fired for being trans
  • LGBTQ youth are twice as likely to be physically assaulted
  • 4 of 10 LGBTQ youth say they are not accepted in the community in which they reside
  • Almost three-quarters, or 73%, of LGBTQ youth say they are more honest about themselves online than they are in the real world
  • 92% of LGBTQ youth say they hear negative messages about being LGBTQ
  • LGBTQ people are targeted for hate crimes at double the rate of African Americans or Muslims
  • LGBTQ youth who were rejected by family were more than 8 times likely to commit suicide; more than 6 times likely to report depression; and more than 3 times likely to use illegal drugs, than kids who experienced no rejection
  • In over 30 states in this country, LGBTQ people can be fired, evicted or denied services because of who they are.

Physically and Emotionally Adaptive

  • Almost 1 million non-institutionalized people with a disability were ACTIVELY SEEKING EMPLOYMENT in 2016
  • 80% of people with mental illness are unemployed
  • 70% of hearing impaired are unemployed but want to work
  • Based on a 2015 survey, of the 57% of people with Down’s Syndrome that were employed, only 3% were in full time jobs. 30% of people with Down’s are employable but are unemployed
  • Over 5 million people with disabilities live below the poverty line in the US
  • The average Social Security Disability Income payout is $1,171 per month
  • Of the $444B cost of mental illness in the US, 66% of that comes from lost earnings and disability payments
  • Nearly half of those receiving Federal Disability Income (44%), have a mental illness, the largest and fastest growing population on disability
  •  Over 2 million Veterans have a service-related disability
  •  Disabled workers earn $9,000 less per year than their non-disabled  counterparts
  • In a study regarding Workplace Discrimination Against People with Disabilities, the three key obstacles to hiring disabled workers are:
    • 1) Negative perceptions that the disabled will create more work for their supervisors
      2) Lack of external hiring support due to lack of hiring services to help recruit the disabled
      3) Lack of internal hiring support due to insufficient budgets for creating internal expertise
      in hiring, accommodating, and training people with disabilities
  • 60% of people with mental illness want to work, and 66% of those could successfully hold down a job if they were given the right support.

Native Americans

  • There are approximately 4.5 million Native Americans living in the U.S.
  • From the time Europeans arrived on American shores, the US government authorized over 1,500 wars against Native Americans, causing their population to diminish from an estimated 5-15 million down to less than 238,000.
  • In 1830, President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act to make way for ‘white settlement’ on Indian lands. The forced exodus, called The Trail of Tears, killed almost 15,000 of them while en-route to their destination.
  • In his annual address to Congress in 1833, President Jackson denounced Indians, stating, “They have neither the intelligence, the industry, the moral habits, nor the desire of improvement which are essential to any favorable change in their condition. Established in the midst of another and a superior race…they must necessarily yield to the force of circumstances and ere [before] long disappear.”
  • “Kill the Indian in him and save the man”…Captain Richard Henry Pratt (1879). This was the mindset that imprisoned tens of thousands of Native American children in over 150 Indian Industrial Schools.
  • More than 500 treaties have been nullified, amended or broken between Native American tribes and the Federal Government. The mere fact that the Keystone XL Pipeline has even been considered is a violation of law.
  • Native Americans experience twice the amount of victimization as African Americans.
  • The unemployment rate is over 3 times the national average of 12%.
  • The poverty rate for all Americans was 12.3% in 2017. The percentage of Native Americans living in poverty is more than twice that amount.
  • The Federal Government is the ‘guardian’ of the land it supposedly ‘gave’ to the Native Americans. They cannot control their own reservations because they are subject to government oversight, which has squandered billions of dollars of Native American assets.
  • A Native American cannot mortgage their own house to start a business.
  • Reservations contain around 1.5 trillion dollars worth of natural resources that they cannot tap into due to government oversight.
  • Native Americans have the “worst of the worst statistics in literacy, suicide, domestic violence and drug use”. “The first Americans have become the last Americans”…. .Aaron Payment.
  • The Government bureau that oversees Indian Education has been plagued by ineffective leadership, financial mismanagement and lack of expertise among staff. Only a little more than half of students graduate.
  • Tribes have a suicide rate ranging from 3 to 10 times the national average.
  • Some 84% of Native American and Alaskan Native woman have experienced some sort of domestic violence in their lifetime as compared to roughly 35% of woman in the general population of the US.

Native Americans

  • There are approximately 4.5 million Native Americans living in the U.S.
  • From the time Europeans arrived on American shores, the U.S. government authorized over 1,500 wars against Native Americans, causing their population to diminish from an estimated 10 million down to less than 300,000 by 1900.
  • In 1830, President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act to make way for ‘white settlement’ on Indian lands. The forced exodus called, ‘The Trail of Tears’, killed almost 15,000 of them while en-route to their destination.
  • In his annual address to Congress in 1833, President Jackson denounced Indians, stating, “They have neither the intelligence, the industry, the moral habits, nor the desire of improvement which are essential to any favorable change in their condition. Established in the midst of another and a superior race…they must necessarily yield to the force of circumstances and ere [before] long disappear.”
  • “Kill the Indian in him and save the man”…Captain Richard Henry Pratt (1879). This was the mindset that imprisoned tens of thousands of Native American children in over 150 Indian Industrial Schools.
  • More than 500 treaties have been nullified, amended or broken between Native American tribes and the Federal Government. The mere fact that the Keystone XL Pipeline has even been considered is a violation of law.
  • Native Americans experience twice the amount of victimization as African Americans.
  • The unemployment rate for Native Americans is over 3 times the national average.
  • The poverty rate for all Americans was 12.3% in 2017. The percentage of Native Americans living in poverty is more than twice that amount.
  • The Federal Government is the ‘guardian’ of the land it supposedly ‘gave’ to the Native Americans. They cannot control their own reservations because they are subject to governmental oversight, which has squandered billions of dollars of Native American assets.
  • A Native American cannot mortgage their own house on a reservation to start a business.
  • Reservations contain around 1.5 trillion dollars worth of natural resources that they cannot tap into due to governmental oversight.
  • Native Americans have the “worst of the worst statistics in literacy, suicide, domestic violence and drug use”. “The first Americans have become the last Americans”…. .Aaron Payment.
  • The Government bureau that oversees Indian Education has been plagued by ineffective leadership, financial mismanagement and lack of expertise among staff. Only a little more than half of students graduate.
  • Tribes have a suicide rate ranging from 3 to 10 times the national average.
  • Some 84% of Native American and Alaskan Native woman have experienced some sort of domestic violence in their lifetime as compared to roughly 35% of woman in the general population of the U.S.