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Welfare Racism: Playing the Race Card Against America's Poor
Welfare Racism analyzes the impact of racism on US welfare policy. Through historical and present-day analysis, the authors show how race-based attitudes, policy making, and administrative policies have long had a negative impact on public assistance programs. The book adds an important and controversial voice to the current welfare debates surrounding the recent legilatio ...more
Published August 9th 2001 by Routledge
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This book was a fantastic guide through all aspects of welfare racism. It began with helpful definitions of controlling images, discussed the history of welfare racism from the beginning of the program until now, how it keeps the poor in poverty, why we should combat it, and how. The book includes several case studies from different regions to illustrate welfare racism in action, and has fantastically accurate studies and figures. The text was a bit dry, but the quotes before each chapter were a ...more