Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Matt Bruenig on Black and White Poverty

Why Paul Ryan Is Wrong to Blame Black Culture for Poverty | Demos: "As of 2012, black poverty is down 50 percent from its 1959 starting point while white poverty is down just 30 percent. The swing in percentage points is even more dramatic, with black poverty down 27.9 points and white poverty down just 5.4 points. The historical trend data don't support Paul Ryan's racist theory of poverty, but they do support a racism theory of it."