Black people in America are often stereotyped as being lazy,welfare recipients who are constantly looking for ways to mooch off of the government. And this narrative is a common talking point for many conservatives.
But when it comes to who uses SNAP Food Stamp benefits the most in the United States, the highest usage is not in New Orleans, Chicago or any other city that has become synonymous with poverty. Instead, a city that is 99.22% white and 95% Republican comes in the lead. Owsley County, Kentucky.
Owsley County has the distinction of being the poorest county in America,but this fact is conveniently swept under the rug when discussing areas where poverty is prevalent.
Why is it that residents in areas like Owsley County are never told to “pull themselves up by their boot straps” like Black people who have had a history of systematic economic deprivation, are told to do?