Exposes the myths that most welfare recipients and most poor people are black.
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 legilation that abolished the AFDC.
Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgments v
Seeing Welfare Racism 1 (14)
Conceptualizing ``Welfare Racism'' 15 (24)
Welfare Racism in the Early Years of Public 39 (28)
Welfare Racism as a Defense Against 67 (48)
Challenges to White Supremacy
The Demise of AFDC as a Legacy of White 115(30)
Welfare Reform as Race Population Control 145(32)
After AFDC and the Return of States' 177(38)
Rights-Era Welfare Racism
Confronting Welfare Racism 215(28)