More whites on welfare? Yes. But...


Kaendar informed me that more white people are on welfare than black. He is correct. But I'd like to ask a question. What percentage of all white/black in america are on welfare? This is what i found out:

According to

- 29 million people are on welfare
- 39% white: 11,661,000
- 38% black: 11,362,000

According to
- US population: 313,544,041
- White: 72.4%: 227,005,885
- Black: 12.6%: 39,506,549

Math time!:


Whites: 11.661,000 / 227,005,885 * 100 = 5.13%
Blacks: 11,362,000 / 39,506,549 * 100 = 28.75%

That means the total percentage of all white people in america on welfare is: 5.13%

While the total percentage of all black people in america on welfare is: 28.75%



Original Post
Originally Posted by direstraits:

To quote Prime Minister Disraeli, "there are three types of lies -- lies, dammed lies and statistics."  To be fair, while some progressives are good at cooking the books, most are math deficient.  Its like teaching a pig to read, 

." However, the phrase is not found in any of Disraeli's works and the earliest known appearances were years after his death. Other coiners have therefore been proposed, and the phrase is often attributed to Twain himself.,_and_statistics

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