Tuesday, June 28, 2005

US Whites Overkilled, Minorities Underkilled In Iraq War

The numbers are in. Young white men are being killed out of proportion to their numbers in the general population in the Iraq war. Young minority men, with the notable exception of Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islanders, are being killed in the war less than their proportion.

RaceUS Percent 20-25 Year Old MalesUS Percent Iraq War Deaths
American Indian or Alaska Native1.1%0.9%
Black or African American14%11%
Hispanic or Latino16%11%
Multiple races, pending, or unknown3.0%1.2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander0.2%1.1%