Should Welfare Programs Be Organized Around Racial Differences?

1677 Words Apr 21st, 2016 7 Pages
In a racist society, it is unavoidable that programs to assist people of poverty be designed to bring up cultural prejudice. This goes to show how the workforce is organized around racial differences; consequently assistance programs will mirror those divisions. Otherwise the distribution of assistance to culturally minority people would produce a substitute to the low-wage labor to which they are already given, as a result undermining the racial foundation for allocating jobs. American social programs were created and shaped over time by groups of people who were interested in reflecting on those inequalities. The wide-ranging consequence is that Blacks are underrepresented in the more plentiful social programs and over compensated for in the residual and more insufficient programs we know as welfare. These residual programs are more likely to treat minorities as “lesser than” individuals than others that are equally as poor. Welfare is the government’s way of spending on social programs to assistance the people. There are many programs such as Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). These programs are projected to offer aid to poor people who have been laid off of work or single mothers who can’t afford to support their household. Many see the stereotype attached to receiving government assistance as problematic. They claim that everyone should an independent person of society and provide for themselves the best way they can.…

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