Poverty In America – More Whites In Poverty Than Blacks

 Edward Wyckoff Williams writes: The leaders of today’s Republican Party are expert storytellers. When it comes to manipulating racial stereotypes for political gain, they are akin to animation artists of the 1920s: coloring the lines in black and white.

Last Thursday Newt Gingrich told a crowd of senior citizens in New Hampshire, “The African-American community should demand paychecks and not be satisfied with food stamps.” Rick Santorum was even more egregious, claiming he doesn’t “want to make black people’s lives better by giving them other people’s money” (although he later claimed that he never intentionally said “black”).

Gingrich’s latest offense comes only weeks after he received widespread criticism for saying that poor children should work as janitors and clean toilets. He specifically made a point of addressing “inner city” youths — which has become conservative code for black and brown people everywhere, from the South to the coasts, the suburbs to the metropolises, regardless of where they actually live.

The report states;

Of the 46 million people living in poverty in America in 2010, the U.S. census revealed that 31 million were white. Ten million were black. Of the 49 million people without health insurance coverage, 37 million were white; 8 million were African-American. The face of poverty in America is overwhelmingly white, but as a 2009 study on children in poverty [explained], the white American poor, especially those in rural areas, are “forgotten.”

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  1. Orlando Coombs March 8, 2013 6:43 am

    3/4 of America Poor are White, according to 2010 stats
    Over 31 Million of them. Fuck em that’s they problem
    I can’t sympathize with them even if I wanted to cause of
    All the wickedness they’ve done to us as black and brown people Do I hate them no
    But I don’t loose no sleep over their peril neither. As a black man with all the racism
    In this country, I’ve personally been harassed and criminalized for my the color of my
    Skin. I’ve been cuffed and frisked 3 times in my life and I’ve been a
    Law abiding citizen my whole life, that aint right. White America has
    Done too much wickedness and I believe as a collective entity, they are bunch of
    Straight devils, I’ve seen and experienced white people behave like devils. This is first hand experience.
    But I also not all Whites are bad, its millions of good white people
    Who believe in truth and what’s right and what’s fair. Hate is the self destructive emotion
    Is existence. Hate has many cousins. Anger, Rage, Envy, Grudges, and so on
    All u Blacks who still bitter about Slavery and Jim Crow, especially if u never lived it
    Get over that bullshit and get on with it, its stupid. Racism of
    Any kind at this stage in the game is stupid, its stupid. Let’s talk
    Common Sense now. Peace and Love to You All.

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