The 2008 US Presidential Election Results: a Visual Representation of the power of Black-Run America*
In 1990, the black-white breakdown for Aid to Families and Dependent Children (AFDC) was 41 percent black to 38 percent white. In 1999, the gap widened to 38 percent black to 31 percent white (with Hispanics constituting 25 percent). Blacks were only 12 percent of the population over this time period—so the image of the black welfare queen used by Ronald Reagan was rooted in reality.
he most recent racial breakdown of welfare recipients is from 2009. Officially, welfare is now called Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). The racial makeup of Americans on the dole is as follows: blacks 33.3 percent, whites 31.2 percent, Hispanics 28.8 percent, Asians 2.1 percent and American Indians 1.3 percent.As John Derbyshire wrote this summer in TakiMag, food stamp use is going up and blacks are again leading the pack. Food stamps are now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Derbyshire quotes from a New York Times article:
“Nearly 12 percent of Americans receive aid—28 percent of blacks, 15 percent of Latinos and 8 percent of whites….Half of Americans receive food stamps, at least briefly, by the time they turn 20. Among black children, the figure was 90 percent.”[Food Stamp Use Soars, and Stigma Fades, By Jason DeParle and Robert Gebeloff, November 28, 2009 ]
It is these areas of the former Rust-Belt states that the white working class is being abandoned by the Democrats.