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The Color of Welfare: How Racism Undermined the War on Poverty
Thirty years after Lyndon Johnson declared a War on Poverty, the United States still lags behind most Western democracies in national welfare systems, lacking such basic programs as national health insurance and child care support. Some critics have explained the failure of social programs by citing our tradition of individual freedom and libertarian values, while others p ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published April 1st 1996 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published July 28th 1994)
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The color of welfare is a very insightful book, when you first start off reading this book you just might be confused. Keep reading, it goes deep into what happened/whats still happening in the world, in the early 1990s. Some things that I did not know before reading The color of welfare like: the economic opportunity act of 1994, the OEO. The Color Of Welfare provides a perceptive view of the war on poverty and the turbulent race politics. Jill Quandagno really took a lot of time to research to ...more