We have tried peaceful protest. We have tried civil unrest and "riots." We have tried documentaries, lectures, sit-ins and speeches. We have tried feature films. Yet it is still not enough. Our lives, Black lives, specifically Black male lives are not on par with those of soon to be minority white lives in this country.
Less than 1 percent of the Ph.D.s in fields related to human genetic research go to Native Americans, and they make up less than one fifth of 1 percent of the members of the American Society of Human Genetics. This is particularly troubling in light of a history of exploitative genetics research with Native American communities.