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No, the Majority of people who get food stamps are not Black but White.

Posted By Levi

March 1st, 2015 5:25pm

Category: Poverty

The food stamp program provides an invaluable service to low income Americans. There is a perception in the country that most of the people who used food stamps are African Americans and other minorities and because of this many people opposed it. But this is not true. The majority of people receiving food stamps are actually white. Here is a Republican member of the Mississippi state legislature, ¬†Gene Alday: “I come from a town where all the blacks are getting food stamps and what I call ‘welfare crazy checks,'” Alday said to a reporter for The Clarion-Ledger, a Mississippi newspaper, earlier this month. “They don’t work.” The official name for the food stamp program is SNAP – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. According to 2013 data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which administers the program, 40.2 percent of SNAP recipients are white, 25.7 percent are black, 10.3 percent are Hispanic, 2.1 percent are Asian and 1.2 percent Read More