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Ethnicity of head of Households Receiving "Handouts"

Original post made by "Handout" Statisitics on Aug 29, 2010

Statistically it is more likely that a WHITE MAN or WOMAN is receiving "Government Handouts" than any other ethnic group!

I woul bet that not ONE SINGLE person in Pleasanton, more specifically ONE SINGLE Tea Party Member (Predominantly White) would believe this. Folks, Pleasanton does NOT represent main stream society in any way shape or form.

I will say that I myself was shocked by these statistics as being a Bay Area Native from upper class communities, it was always assumed that Blacks and Hispanics trumped whites by FAR in receiving assistance, aid or what the average Pleasanton on this forum would call a Government Handout on the Tax Payers dime.


Food Stamp Households that also Receive CalWORKS

Ethnicity of head of household:
29% --White
24%--Black
21%--Hispanic
21%--Mixed Race
15%--Other




Comments (3)

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Aug 29, 2010 at 9:08 pm

I'm not the least bit surprised!


Posted by radical, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 29, 2010 at 10:20 pm

figures lie and liars figure, the author provides no link, but probably got the info here: Web Link

this does not take into account the racial breakdown of the population of CA

According to the 2006–2008 American Community Survey, California's population is:Web Link

* 42.3% White (not including White Hispanic)
* 36.6% are Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
* 12.5% Asian
* 6.7% Black or African American
* 2.6% Multiracial
* 1.2% American Indian

so that means that this "29% of Food Stamp Households that also Receive CalWORKS" comes from whites who are 42.3% of CA population,
but 24% of of Food Stamp Households that also Receive CalWORKS" comes from blacks who are just 6.7% of CA population

so the statement is true... "Blacks and Hispanics trumped whites by FAR in receiving assistance, aid or what the average Pleasanton on this forum would call a Government Handout on the Tax Payers dime" ...as a percentage of population

but this is not the problem.

the problem is why are they recipients?
why are the heads of households not able to keep a job?
why are families not staying together?
why are the children of single parent households dropping out of school at a much hihger rate?
and so on
i would say the problem IS the "government dime" -- these growing and growing entitlements breed generation upon generation of people who are dependent upon the government. it should not be this way. if parents would raise their children, educate their children, and care for their children so they develop discipline and a moral code, these problems would start to go away and those numbers would be even across the races
the problem isnt the races, it is the families, or the lack of family cohesion
look at two more numbers from this same group of stats on food stamp recipients and tell me I am wrong:

Recipients who are female heads of households: 75.3%
Household completing at least 12 years of education: 59.4%


Posted by steve, a resident of Parkside
on Aug 30, 2010 at 8:38 am

The original poster appears to be one of those all too common liberal elitist race-baiters, along the lines of Al Sharpton. Notice the attempt to link Tea Party members to his post.
Typical, hypocrite from an upper class community: "always assumed that Blacks and Hispanics trumped whites by FAR in receiving assistance".
He was right about one comment: "Pleasanton does NOT represent main stream society in any way shape or form" Thank God for that...that's why a lot of us are raising our kids here, instead of the inner city.


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