Originally Answered: Native american stereotype in the criminal justice system.?
Yes, there is definitely discrimination. There's a phrase we use "getting stopped by the cops for DWI = Driving While Indian"
A white guy kills an indian- if he gets prosecuted at all, it will be manslaughter. An indian kills a white guy? Murder. A white guy rapes an indian girl? He'll never get arrested. 1 out of 3 indian women gets assaulted by a non-native. They'll never even get charged. When I was 15, I was attacked by 4 white college guys. The cops wouldn't even take my report. They let me wash up in their bathroom and sent me home. They said it was just a fraternity prank and I was exaggerating things. They listened, laughed, and shrugged it off. No report was made. What do you do, then? This, sadly, is typical.
Yes, alcoholism is a problem. No, not all indians drink. ( I don't)
Other indians will be along shortly who will answer this question better, but you can also read this-
And ask yourself why this story didn't even make it into mainstream news?