Welfare Racism: Playing the Race Card Against America's Poor

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Taylor & Francis, Nov 11, 2004 - Social Science - 288 pages
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Welfare Racism analyzes the impact of racism on US welfare policy. Through historical and present-day analysis, the authors show how race-based attitudes, policy making, and administrative policies have long had a negative impact on public assistance programs. The book adds an important and controversial voice to the current welfare debates surrounding the recent legilation that abolished the AFDC.

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Kenneth J. Neubeck is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Connecticut-Storrs. His articles have appeared in such journals as"Social Problems, Social Policy, " and "Teaching Sociology", as well as several anthologies. Much of his work has focused upon issues of social and economic justice, covering such topics as the politics surrounding income maintenance programs, cultural values supporting economic inequality, and the relationship between central city downtown developmental and local neighborhood decline. The author of "Corporate Response to Urban Crisis" (Lexington Books) and "Social Problems: A Critical Approach" (McGraw-Hill), he is currently conducting research on the impact of racism on U.S. welfare policy.

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