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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

New York Times Says Whites, Not Blacks, Take in 69% of Government Benefits

Poor Americans

Many racists like to argue that mostly African Americans are the ones who are on welfare, living in Section 8 housing, and using food stamps. But in an article published last year, The New York Times reported that 42% of poor Americans are white, and that they are taking in 69% of government benefits.

Here's a direct quote from the article:

African-Americans, who make up 22 percent of the poor, receive 14 percent of government benefits, close to their 12 percent population share.

White non-Hispanics, who make up 42 percent of the poor, receive 69 percent of government benefits – again, much closer to their 64 percent population share.

To read the New York Times article, visit:
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/13/who-benefits-from-the-safety-net/
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