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Majority of Welfare Recipients are White, Non-urban, Study Reveals

ὤTṻnde΄ӂ 2011/02/13 21:01:14
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Majority of Welfare Recipients are White, Non-urban, Study Reveals

Most
people who depend on welfare are White and live in suburbs or rural
areas, a recent study shows. The findings are contrary to the popular
belief that most welfare recipients are unemployed, inner-city
minorities whose families have gotten public assistance for generations.


The majority of Americans who receive welfare checks are not Black.
The majority of those who receive welfare checks are White people http://kathmanduk2.wordpress.com/2009/02/02/black-history-mon...

Not exactly the stereotype that Reagan fostered.

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  • Auntie J "GOD IS LOVE"-1Joh... 2011/02/13 22:29:00
    Auntie J "GOD IS LOVE"-1John 4:15
    +8
    Having worked in the welfare program in CA for eleven years, I can vouch for that! I've always tried to tell people who claim welfare is for blacks how wrong they are, but do they listen? Noooooooooooo!

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  • Carolyn Ward 2014/06/03 06:46:09 (edited)
    Carolyn Ward
    +1
    Say for instance there are 5,000 White people in America and 500 Black people in America.

    If 27% of Whites and 5% of Blacks are on Welfare, it would read like this:

    5,000X27%=250. 500X5%=25

    So, because Whites are a majority, there are more on Welfare.

    But the thing I notice is that Whites are given the "majority" card to play down their being on welfare in larger numbers, as opposed to Blacks, who are handed the "lazy ni##ar card.

    That's the thing that bothers me.

    Welfare is not good. Okay? Use it for it's intended use, then get off once you have gotten your GED, obtained skills, or an education.

    Black or White. It's not a good thing.
  • Billy the kid 2012/11/10 21:51:39
    Billy the kid
    I wonder if that "fact" is not somewhat misleading in its conclusion?
    Let's assume a situation where there are 15 people in a room, ten of whom are "white" and five of whom are "non white":
    If there are four unemployed "whites" and three unemployed "non -whites" in that room, then
    it follows that in that room there are more unemployed whites than there are unemployed non whites.However,of course, there is a bigger PERCENTAGE of unemployed NON-WHITES than
    whites in that room...
    As the saying goes : "Lies, damn lies and statistics!"
    Just a thought...!!
    lies damn lies and statistics
  • Faye 2012/11/10 21:37:28
    Faye
    Just proves that most white Americans are not rich. You know they have been saying for years that all whites have money
  • william.hicklin.1 2012/10/09 02:32:22
    william.hicklin.1
    +1
    Question to all: (intelligent answers requested, no hate asses, please)
    What ever happened to the stigma that came along with being on ANY kind on welfare? Being on welfare seems to be worn as a badge of honor today. As if to say "I'm poor, so that gives me street cred." You can't be on welfare and claim to be "independent". When you pay your own way, only THEN are you independent.
  • william.hicklin.1 2012/10/09 02:20:04
    william.hicklin.1
    This is contrary to the numbers given on Wikipedia. They show 39.8% black and 38.8% white. With other races far below those numbers. I guess it depends on which president you want to hate in your choosing which nbers you want to believe.
  • Moyo william... 2012/11/08 19:40:15
    Moyo
    +2
    Here we go with the Republican's arithmetic...
  • terry208 william... 6 days ago
    terry208
    +3
    We have Wikipedia parties were we screw up there info. anyone can add, change or delete anything on the Wiki. that's why it's so unreliable as an information source.
  • shocker 2012/07/28 23:04:24
    shocker
    +3
    Then why are Republicans called racist for wanting to slash welfare. Stupid statement. Look at the percentages of each race on welfare
  • unclepat 2011/02/17 20:41:48
    unclepat
    +2
    Nothing new here. My right wing brethren have lived in a constant state of denial regarding these FACTS! In fact if you listen to them, they'd have you believe that the U.S ONLY consists of cities!
  • shocker unclepat 2012/07/28 22:56:34
    shocker
    +2
    Think about it...white people are a much larger percent of the population. 5% of whites on welfare opposed to 27% of blacks and 11% of hispanics are on welfare.
  • First L shocker 2012/09/15 07:26:03
    First L
    +3
    Five percent of 176 million (whites) compared to 27% of only 33 million (blacks) still out numbers blacks. So according to your own numbers 27% this means that 73 percent of blacks are NOT on welfare so why do white Americans keep labeling black as if they're dragging down America? At least you can track their progress and successes as they came 'Up From Slavery". What percentage of whites have been someone's property for 400 years then consistently cheated out of wages and earnings during Reconstruction and Sharecropping era?! How many whites were burned, hung and fathers, uncles, brothers were taking away from their children by blacks? You are WRONG MISTER. You still choose to remain blind. So I'm wishing and hoping that the world ends with you destroying yourselves. You're impossible to live along side with.
  • blz First L 2013/06/02 21:01:51
    blz
    Impossible to live along side with, That is why so many blacks flee white neighborhoods, oh wait they flee black neighborhoods for white ones. Guess that was just the racist in you speeking with that whole impossible to live with, destroy yourselves statement.
  • Big First L 2013/12/24 04:53:31
    Big
    +2
    About 4% of black people on welfare an opposed to about .5% of whites. Get your numbers right. the Black people on welfare have never had anything in the history of their family, what's your excuse?
  • blz unclepat 2013/06/02 20:58:49
    blz
    And of course liberals stuggle with math again, the stats have shown over and over that percent of welfare benefits fluctuate between 38 to 40 percent for blacks or whites, that is what percent of all welfare goes to which group, sometimes blacks take more percentage sometimes whites do, but when you consider all the inputs such as right wingers do, instead of just hearing what you want to and saying thats all you need to hear like those self kept ignorant lefties, you quickly question why blacks who make up less than 20% of the population, and when whites make up more than 60% why are they each using the same percent of the system. There are your FACTS, always easy to school a lefty, however almost impossible to actually get them to learn.
  • Big blz 2013/12/24 04:52:07
    Big
    +1
    Can we move past the racism or does one race have to drive the other off the face of the earth? You know why Blacks have less. Because we don't have what our ancestors built. Can't we all just agree to be human?
  • Warren - Novus Ordo Seclorum 2011/02/14 20:14:26
    Warren - Novus Ordo Seclorum
    +4
    Wait, this doesn't fit the Tea Party narrative that inner city blacks are the root cause for the deficit and the financial meltdown.

    tea party narrative city blacks root deficit financial meltdown cognitive dissonance
  • blz Warren ... 2013/06/02 21:04:04
    blz
    Never heard the Tea Party say that. I guess you are just a liar, or you just listen to liars, either way you live a lie. Its the leftist fascists that attack the TEA Party that are the problem. Guess we know which you are. When you wake up, you can become a more useful person. Untill then keep being ignorant.
  • La 2011/02/14 05:53:09
    La
    +1
    I guess I already assumed that the majority of welfare recipients were white. White people are by far lazier than africans, asians, indians....

    Basically, trashy people get welfare and wont get a job. There are a /lot/ of trashy white people.
  • ὤTṻnde΄ӂ La 2011/02/14 18:41:30
    ὤTṻnde΄ӂ
    I don't think it can be generalized like that.
  • La ὤTṻnde΄ӂ 2011/02/15 00:30:08
    La
    Unless you've got young kids and you're studying fulltime (or just have lots of kids), orrrr you're disabled in some way.....you're probably trashy on welfare.
  • ὤTṻnde΄ӂ La 2011/02/15 00:31:57
    ὤTṻnde΄ӂ
    Don't know where in the hell that came from.
  • La ὤTṻnde΄ӂ 2011/02/15 00:36:00
    La
    Personal experience?
  • ὤTṻnde΄ӂ La 2011/02/15 00:39:13
    ὤTṻnde΄ӂ
    +2
    No, I've never been on welfare but I think it can be successfully used to get back on one's feet. I hear all the time about people who were on welfare but who received education or experience and got off it.
  • La ὤTṻnde΄ӂ 2011/02/15 00:45:36
    La
    +2
    I didn't mean your personal experience, I meant mine. I know a decent amount of trashy people. Yes I already mentioned studying...although sure, I suppose I should sympathise with the long-term unemployed.
  • blz La 2013/06/02 21:06:01
    blz
    You are a trashy person, you just do not realize how much filth you truely are. You are human filthy, guess that makes you filthy.
  • Dork St... La 2014/07/22 06:48:31
    Dork Star One
    This is assuming that people with young kids and studying full time or disabled(read grossly overweight) does not make you trashy
  • blz La 2013/06/02 21:04:45
    blz
    You are proof that non whites are far more racist than whites.
  • La blz 2013/06/04 03:09:14
    La
    But...I am white >.> 100% white ;)
  • Fannie 2011/02/14 03:10:54
    Fannie
    +3
    People who are welfare are the poor, and tomorrow when Obama gives us his Slashing Budget, we're gonna see alot more middle class falling into the welfare lines.
  • La Fannie 2011/02/14 05:53:59
    La
    So you think the govt should spend /more/ money? :/
  • Fannie La 2011/02/14 15:43:12
    Fannie
    Can you think of where other areas can be slashed so that people do not fall into poverty?
  • La Fannie 2011/02/15 00:30:57
    La
    +3
    Military ;)
  • Fannie La 2011/02/15 00:34:40 (edited)
    Fannie
    +1
    Halliburton?
  • La Fannie 2011/02/15 00:38:04
    La
    +2
    Yes...
  • Fannie La 2011/02/15 00:43:48
    Fannie
    +1
    How about all those tax cuts to the rich?
  • La Fannie 2011/02/15 00:46:49 (edited)
    La
    +2
    HELL YES. But I wouldn't reallllly blame Obama....I dunno, I imagine the Republicans are always difficult with a Dem President, but they seem more intent to openly sabotage this one :/
  • Fannie La 2011/02/15 00:48:44
    Fannie
    +1
    How about all the subsidies to the religious groups, faith based programs too.
  • La Fannie 2011/02/15 00:51:51
    La
    +2
    Mate, you should be President :D
  • Fannie La 2011/02/15 00:53:54
    Fannie
    GE?
  • unclepat Fannie 2011/02/17 20:43:51
    unclepat
    +2
    GE??? HELL NO! They gave Reagan his start and this is where all of this came from!

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