Racing the Welfare Debate

On November 6, 2013 Applied Research Center (ARC) was rebranded as Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation. The content on this page was published on the ARC website prior to the rebrand.
April 15, 2006

By Gary Delgado. It used to be that we didn't have to do much to smash the racist stereotype about welfare. After listening to some know-it-all drone on about Cadillacs and welfare queens, all we had to do was point out that--uh, incidently, most people on welfare were white, and that would usually shut them up. Full article available on ColorLines here.