The GOP’s Not Racist
In recent days the American people have been bombarded by racist comments from GOP presidential candidates. From Rick Santorum’s comments about blacks on welfare to Newt Gingrich’s comments to blacks directly. Some things have changed and we have seen the old GOP go out the window and be replaced by far right wing renegades.
I’m not that old and I don’t remember much about politics before Bush. I do remember Bush though. He was a respectable person and president. He didn’t alienate citizens to gather attention and votes from people who wouldn’t have voted for him otherwise. He spoke to people whose votes he knew he could get. He didn’t say outlandish racist things and pretend they were true, unlike Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum.
Newt Gingrich stands by his comments whereas Rick Santorum says he “might have” said his. Nevertheless it is being perpetuated across the nation that blacks are the sole collectors of welfare. I’ll admit that blacks have the highest percentage of people on welfare but they are also among smallest groups of people in America and a considerable amount of blacks live in conditions below poverty. However, whites have the largest group of people on welfare. Blacks account for 39.8% of the people on welfare and they make up 12.2% of the U.S. population whereas whites account for 38.8 % of the people on welfare and make up over 60% of the U.S. population. There are 312,807,039 people in the U.S. so that means there are 37,685,848 blacks in America and that means 14,998,967.5 blacks are on welfare. Now let’s do the math to find out how many whites are on welfare. There are 196,817,552 in America 38.8 % of them are on welfare so there’s roughly 76,365,210.18 white Americans on welfare. My numbers may be off and if they are feel free to correct, but if they’re not white Americans collect an exponentially greater amount of welfare money than blacks.
This being case why are blacks the only people being blamed for collecting welfare. People like Santorum and Gingrich need to come off their high horses and take a look at all the numbers. They need to realize nobody is perfect and to blame our economic problems on a group of people is similar to what Nazi Germany did with Jewish people. I’d like to clarify I am not comparing any one to Hitler and I am not comparing America to Nazi Germany. I am however, stating similarities. So until we get rid of those similarities we will continue to be on a path of destruction.
I will provide some links to show debunked myths and where I got my numbers from.