Thursday, December 8, 2005

Indiana--The Mississippi of North?

Report: Indiana Worst In Midwest On Human Rights

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana has the fewest human rights protections and treats its prison inmates the worst of eight Midwestern states, a Chicago-based advocacy group said in a report Thursday that also gave Indiana the lowest overall grade.

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Indiana has long been called "The Mississippi of the North" and this study seems to back a lot of that up. The Hoosier state performed miserably in other quality of life categories as well. Here are a few excerpts from the article:

In the category of formal human rights protections, Indiana's grade suffered because it does not uphold rights based on seven areas: citizenship status, sexual orientation, marital status, families with children, military status, criminal justice experience, and source of income. Each of the other seven states extend protections in one or more of those areas.

A woman in Indiana earns only 67 cents for every $1 earned by a man, and a black earns only 75 cents for every $1 earned by a white, the report's authors concluded.

Also, 4.3 percent of the people in Indiana lived in deep poverty -- in households that earn less than half of federal poverty levels -- and 3.4 percent of households went hungry because they could not afford food, the report said.

4 Comments:

Blogger fatrobot said...

egad that's terrible

revolution is needed

December 09, 2005  
Blogger indygirl said...

I had no idea it was so bad.

December 09, 2005  
Blogger lemming said...

Can't say as I'm surprised. Given all that we know about our poor schools, air, water, employment possibilities - Hoosiers have a sense of entitlement, but not teh williness to pay for it.

Oh, wait, the Capital Gains tax cut will stay in place! All of my troubles are solved.

December 09, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

16 years with a Democrat as Governor will do that.

Bart Peterson just agreed to build Jimmy Irsay a new $540 million stadium AND continue paying Irsay over a million dollars a year in "gameday expenses", while laying off cops in the largely black IPD area.

Bart is hardly sensitive to the polight of the black man. His family company doesn't even employ any black people.

FAYA

December 11, 2005  

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