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.
“Einstein, when he arrived in America, was shocked at how Black Americans were treated. “There is separation of colored people from white people in the United States,” he said. “That separation is not a disease of colored people. It is a disease of white people. And, I do not intend to be quiet about it.” And, he wasn’t.
Although he had a fear of speaking in public, he made all the effort he could to spread the word of equality, denouncing racism and segregation and becoming a huge proponent of civil rights even before the term became fashionable. Einstein was a member of several civil rights groups (including the Princeton chapter of the NAACP).
Happy Birthday Albert Einstein!”
Source: Craig Lowery II for Last Words.
I wonder why I never learned this about Einstein in school…oh wait, I do know why.
Yeah, I mean how could you “tarnish” the legacy of one of the world’s greatest physicists by linking him to the fight for racial equality, especially since he openly calls out racism as a “disease” of the white oppressor. Of course this isn’t a bigger part of his historical narrative.
Actually, considering the notion of white burden/shame/guilt, one would think that this would have been made a much bigger deal of o.O
Oh, but then there was the fact that he was German.
And I’m sure people would have been able to twist that into some kind of disgustingly stupid ‘nazi’ argument, even though he was Jewish (Believe me, I’ve had the talk about it, people astound me.)
People will always be full of shit in one way or another, what matters is that we eventually spread the truth.
I think there is a difference between the narrative of white guilt though and openly saying that white people have a “disease” in their internalized racist attitudes. I think that’s a bit too real for most white people to handle, especially when they realize that is not just limited to the KKK types, but includes all white folks who don’t think critically about their own white privilege and how white supremacy figures prominently even in their own lives.