Good post! It really irks me when I hear people repeating that bullshit stereotype that most “black” people are lazy and on food stamps. It’s really difficult sometimes to remain calm and politely point out the fallacy of this lie but I try. Also, most people who have to use food stamps, regardless of race, either live in extreme poverty or have fallen on bad times through no fault of their own.
As of June 2011 there were 45,183,931 people on food stamps.
- 35% are white or 15,814,375 white people.
- 22% are African American, or 9,940,264 black people.
The full breakdown is:
35% are White
22% are African American
10% are Hispanic
2% are Asian
4% are Native American
19% are Unknown
Further breakdowns aside from race:
- 49% of all participants are children (17 or younger), and 49% of them live in single-parent households.
- 15% of all participants are elderly (age 60 or over).
- 20% of all participants are non-elderly disabled people.
- The average gross monthly income per food stamp household is $731; The average net income is $336.
All information is from the US Department of Agriculture as of 2010.