Fw: Re: Race and Welfare

H. C. Covington (ach1@sprynet.com)
Wed, 5 Aug 1998 20:03:06 -0500


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From: Cditmar7@AOL.COM <Cditmar7@AOL.COM>
To: WELFAREM-L@AMERICAN.EDU <WELFAREM-L@AMERICAN.EDU>
Date: Tuesday, August 04, 1998 9:55 AM
Subject: Re: Race and Welfare


IMHO the principal reasons for such racial disparities is the
intersectionality of institutionalized racism, sexism, and classism in
America--and of course the systematic reproduction of inequality that it
breeds.  Welfare Repeal policy did not acknowledge, and therefore was not
designed to address, any of these STRUCTURAL factors.  In fact, Welfare
Repeal
policy was not designed to address any STRUCTURAL factors, but was instead
designed as an individualistic psychosocial program of behavior
modification--and a fifth rate one at that.  This is an approach that has
ignored 50 years of serious, critical, social research and 200 years of
credible commentary on the American experience.  What we have been dumped
with
are the results of the pseudoscience of pundits like George Gilder and
Charles
Murray fueled by the fascism of the American Enterprise Institute and the
Heritage Foundation, the social and political implications of which are
further social disintegration, an intensification of political nihilism,
and
an expansion of hegemony.  This is what happens when a nation allows
sexists,
racists, and elitists to dictate social policy.

Ditmar

C. Ditmar Coffield
Cditmar7@aol.com