States With Large Black Populations Are Stingy With Benefits

Research suggests that states with homogeneous populations are more willing to spend on the safety net than those with higher shares of minorities.

Excerpt: Oregon, for example, one of the whitest states in the union, has an extensive safety net, as I’ve written about before. Today, Oregon, where 84 percent of the population is white and 1.8 percent of the population is black, gives a single-parent family of three $506 a month through Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF), the modern-day welfare program.

Source: States With Large Black Populations Are Stingy With Benefits – CityLab