Friday, September 25, 2009

African American are not the ones leading the welfare roles!

I was on a website recently (today) and some ignorant white girl made an ignorant comment. She said something akin to "we should sit on our a$$ and collect welfare like our colored counterpart does." Well I started to comment to her but I refuse to address ignorance as it does little good to educate. In causes arguments and discontent as you really can't take an ignorant person and make them smart. So I decided to just blog it and make it available to who ever dares to read it. I don't know where this person lives but blacks are out in full force in the workplace. I don't walk into many businesses and not find several black men and women working. Long gone is the "token" black. You know that "one" to make things look good. Blacks are taking commanding roles and are valuable to any industry or business venture. I, myself, am in a management position and most of the "business" people I deal with on a daily basis are black. Still, let me debunk the myth that caused me to post this. Blacks on the welfare roles. I checked some statistics and here is what I found. A google search will give you the same results.

Myth: People on welfare are usually black, teenage mothers who stay on ten years at a time.

Fact: Most welfare recipients are non-black, adult and on welfare less than two years at a time.

According to the statistics, whites form the largest racial group on welfare; half of all welfare recipients leave in the first two years; and teenagers form less than 8 percent of all welfare mothers.

Blacks comprise only 12 percent of the nation, but, according to the above figures, they comprise 37 percent of the welfare rolls. This should not be surprising; in 1994, blacks had a poverty rate of 33 percent. We should not, of course, think it unusual to find poor people on welfare. Consequently, discussions of race and welfare must turn on different issues.

For those who want to do their own research, here is a good starting point:

Now simple math (let go with simple because ratios and medians and averages maybe too complicated to small minds) says that if blacks only comprise 37 percent of the welfare roles then...duh...63percent must be NON BLACK.

I knew there was still some ignorance in the world but please don't go opening your mouth spewing it so others know without doubt just how ignorant you are. Quit using race as a reason to hate a black president. You would look better just to say you dislike him based on race than to keep trying to put blacks and other groups down to disguise your racism. Your sheets are showing plain and simple.