Mentioned Welfare Queens in today’s blog and was made aware of this blog which gives a good detailed report on “Welfare Queens” read it, it will open your eyes.
In February of this year, a blogger wrote about their experience observing an 11th grade classroom. The post discusses a student performing a poem that mocks a poor woman who encourages her seven children to steal food. When the character confronts police officers and runs into the drug-addict father of her children, she delivers the punch line – “You can have my welfare check!”
According to the post’s author, when asked who the poem was referring to, the student said “Minorities, because they’re the main ones on welfare.”
Besides the obviously skewed viewpoint the poem expresses, it is alarming to note that the girl reading the poem was one of two black students in the classroom – the rest being white.
This unsettlingly common view of cash assistance recipients in the U.S. dates back to the 1976 presidential campaign, when Ronald Reagan popularized a hyperbolic framework for female welfare…
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