States’ rights

. Forced busing. We want our country back.

These phrases are racial code that some conservatives have used to perpetuate anti-government ideology since the 1960s.

As a result, the ruling class of America has been effective at labeling anti-poverty programs as a black phenomenon, even though the majority of people who benefit from government assistance are white.

In this 11-minute clip from a 2013 documentary called “White Like Me: Race, Racism & White Privilege in America,” Tim Wise and other civil rights scholars examine how race and racism have shaped the war on the poor in America.

—Posted by Eric Ortiz


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