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8 Facts Debunking Poverty Myths and Racial Stereotypes

black poverty, Black stereotypes, Editor's Picks, List, poverty myth, poverty sterotypes, Racial stereotypes, welfare queen -

8 Facts Debunking Poverty Myths and Racial Stereotypes

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Myth: African-Americans are the biggest food stamp recipients.

Fact: Blacks are not the primary recipients of food stamps: 35.7 percent of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, recipients and 43 percent of those on Medicaid — two of the largest public benefit programs — are white.

 

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Myth: President Obama is the “Food Stamp President.”

Fact: President Barack Obama is not a “food stamp president.” According to recent figures, more food stamp recipients were actually added under former President George W. Bush than under President Obama. Under President Bush, the number of recipients rose by nearly 14.7 million.


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