Yep agreed. Odd that it took this long for the store footage to be released.
Yup and to me it looks a lot like the cops, knowing they fuged up hard, that they have been overreacting hard, are trying to divert attention away from their tactics in fighting the protests towards the victim.
They did get some land back, which are the reservations. They (perhaps not all, I'll have to look at the stats) also received reparations as well.
You may want to research the situation on many of those reservations... They are the most impoverised places in the country by and large. Native Americans, at least according to the government, are still the most impoverished ethnic group in the country (see http://www.census.go.../acsbr11-17.pdf). The idea that the American government has "done right by them" and now should pay reparations to others demonstrates a disturbing level of ignorance.
Slavery was atrocious. No doubt about it. Period. But you can't even compare it to the genocide that took place in the Americas by European powers in any way - I don't mean like, "gee, this was worse than slavery!" I mean you literally can't compare the two. There is no possible way that any sum of money could even come close to repairing the damage that was done during colonization of the country, and nor can you during slavery. This isn't to say that America as a whole doesn't "owe" certain groups because of past situations that lead to present circumstances, but reparations aren't the answer.
The solution to poverty is not a check cut to each person impoverished. I don't pretend to know what is, but just throwing some money at the problem to the individual isn't going to solve everything or very much at all.
no check is going to solve institutional racism and cycle-driven poverty. native americans, hispanics, and blacks suffer mightily in this country, and their plights are similar yet differnt. but cutting a check to any one group isn't going to resolve issues, and it likely would create other ones.
I don't think anyone using the term "rape culture" is attempting to imply individuals lose agency due to it, but instead, indicate that as a culture we may be too permissive of behaviors that lead to rape and sexual violence. The idea that cultural factors do not influence our decision making is preposterious, but that doesn't mean that we lose all responsibility for our actions just because of those circumstances.
edit: to elaborate, I'm pretty sure references to rape culture is more that it allows rapists to continue to operate with impunity, as opposed to saying that our culture causes people to rape.