Just so we’re all clear on what we just read. Black people make up 22% of the poor but only 14% of the government benefits. Meaning, 8% of poor Black people are not taking government benefits when they need them.
While, white people make up 42% of the poor but receive 69% of the government benefits. Meaning, there are white people who are classified as middle class who are receiving government benefits.
…but welfare queens and stuff.
LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT!
Black people make up 22% of the poor BUT only 14% of the government benefits.
White people make up 42% of the poor BUT receive 69% of the government benefits.
This needs to go viral.
This is essential piece of information revealing racial bias AGAINST Black people in receiving government benefits.
Never again do I want to hear about White people living in poverty.
Never again do I want to hear about Black people living on government benefits.
Reblog this. Over and over again. POST IT ON EVERY SOCIAL MEDIA SITE WHERE YOU HAVE AN ACCOUNT.
* not to fuel the race war, but honestly the minority has it tougher to move through the glass ceiling, stereotypes, and racism.
The issue of wealth inequality across the United States is well known, but this video shows you the extent of that imbalance in dramatic and graphic fashion.
The video, which started going viral on Friday and whose traffic continues to climb on YouTube— reflects the facts as seen from many different sources.
These types of statistics and unbalanced realities are important to remember/recall when austerity has been implemented, a set of policies that says the poorest & most-cheated in society should bare the weight of the mistakes of the richest & most-powerful. And as the graphics in this video clearly demonstrate, it all adds up to the wealthiest getting wealthier and the poorest getting the bare minimum that the wealth owners can get by with paying the working class.
holy fucking shit
people that say “you just aren’t trying hard enough” can go fuck themselves
* ONE DAY POOR WILL HAVE NOTHING LEFT TO EAT, BUT TO EAT THE RICH.
People starving when tons of unsold food is thrown away globally because people couldn’t afford to purchase the food, that’s violence.
People dying and going bankrupt to pay for their health care, that’s violence.
People being evicted from their homes when there are more houses than there are house-less people, that’s violence.
“THEY TALK ABOUT VIOLENCE” I collected a whole bunch of leaflets, propaganda and flyers during the 2010 student protests. I think I got this flyer at the second or third demo after Millbank, produced by one of the anarchist affinity groups which operated at the time
World’s 100 richest earned enough in 2012 to end global poverty 4 times over
“The richest 1 percent has increased its income by 60 percent in the last 20 years with the financial crisis accelerating rather than slowing the process,” while the income of the top 0.01 percent has seen even greater growth, a new Oxfam report said.
Full Story: RT
* man it breaks my heart…
You want to know something? We are still in the Dark Ages. The Dark Ages — they haven’t ended yet. – Kurt Vonnegut