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The Real Reason For Welfare Cuts? Racism

Coming under the heading of Cutting Off Your Nose To Spite Your Face…

Caitlin Dewey, writing in the Washington Post, reports that a new study has revealed that the real reason that Americans are backing cuts in welfare and food stamps is…wait for it…white racism. It seems that in a recent survey, two California universities found that opposition to welfare has grown among white Americans because they feel that the money is going only to African-American, Hispanic, and other minority members.

The reality, of course, is the vast, vast majority of welfare funds, food stamps, etc. are used by White Americans dealing with increasingly difficult economic times.

This comes, by the way, along with growing fears among some White Americans that they are being marginalized. Dewey notes, “…there’s a growing body of evidence to suggest that white Americans who fear a loss of racial status are driving major shifts in policy and politics. A major study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in April concluded that President Donald Trump was voted into office by people anxious about rising racial diversity and globalization.”

In short, we are now at a point in our history when Race has, once again, emerged as the central issue of public discourse. The question is when, or whether White Americans will wake up to the fact that they are being played for fools by political elites eager to exploit their fears for personal gain.