| rickysrose wrote:|
Oh brother, the lady has two kids
How does hood rat, 7/8 kids and welfare come in?
Our population is dwindling, I'm pretty sure that stereotype of black women with 10 kids is a myth
I don't get how a black person can have such low opinions about black people ... consistently
it sure is...one created by ronald reagan & co...to demonise poor black women and to create a divide and conquer mentality (amongst other races and most worryingly other blacks)
4. The Welfare Queen: Again, this is a not-so-subtle racial card played repeatedly to convince poor whites who receive government assistance to vote against their own best interests. It paints a stereotypical image of a single, black woman with multiple children, an iPhone, and an EBT card loading up the back of an Escalade with fancy cuts of meat and cases of soda – allegedly purchased on your hard-earned tax dollars. The fact is that when you break down welfare statistics, the number of whites versus blacks who receive public assistance is almost equal: The margin between Caucasians and African-Americans who are on welfare is extremely narrow — 38.8 percent of Caucasians, and 39.8 percent of African-Americans are on welfare. (Source) - See more at: http://www.forwardprogressives.com/6-myths-welfare-recipients-debunked/#sthash.Xg8k56p7.dpuf
It wasn’t until I read an article from theroot.com that I realized there is one huge misconception about the “Welfare Queen” so many people criticize and debate over: white Americans get the majority of tax-funded government assistance. There are 46 million Americans living in poverty in the United States: the US Census shows that 31 million are white while 10 million are black. Furthermore, there are 49 million Americans without health insurance coverage; 37 million are white and 8 million are black.
One of the most talked about government aid programs is TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families). This program gives aid to single mothers – a target group of “Welfare Queens”. It cannot be forgotten however that Medicare and Social Security are both tax-funded, social welfare services from which 70% of white Americans benefit from. Another well-known program is SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), or more commonly known as food stamps. In 2009, the New York Times actually released multiple articles proving that poor whites “across Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta and through the Midwest, Deep South and Texas borderlands” actually relied the most of all races on food stamps. They reported that of the 36 million Americans who rely on food stamps, over 24 million of them were white, 8 million were African American and 6 million were Hispanic.
Some groups claim that these poor whites, especially the children, are forgotten or looked over. Many people hear the word poverty and automatically think of urban, black people in single-family homes. However, these white children and adults are actually in an even more vulnerable position due to politicians. Republican candidates understand that race issues can be used to gain white votes. If there is an “us”, “them” complex, audiences are more likely to latch on and enjoy the ride that benefits them, or the “us”. However, if poor whites are voting conservatively Republican, (I can feel the eyes boring into me now), they may be hurting themselves by rejecting the fact they may need some of the assistance Democrats are pushing for.
Edited by CherryBlossom - Sep 14 2014 at 2:50am