You stay classy, Ann Coulter — in her recent column, the conservative pundit claims Latinos are the source of American society’s ills, because they are the “poorest of the poor” and they “eat up” government assistance.
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Coulter, who isn’t known for supporting anything that doesn’t involve the WASP agenda, went on an acerbic rant against Hispanics, claiming that “Mexico’s underclass” having lots of children out of wedlock means a lot of “government dependents” down the line. In addition, she said that “Hispanics are less likely to be married, less likely to go to church, more supportive of gay marriage and less likely to call themselves “conservative” than other Americans. Rather than being more hardworking than Americans, Hispanics actually work about the same as others, or, in the case of Hispanic women, less.”
What’s most interesting about Coulter’s claim is that it’s not only entirely false, it’s almost completely rooted in not-so-latent racism. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Hispanics make up 16% of the population, but only receive 12% of government assistance benefits. The racial class most likely to receive public assistance? White Americans…who are 64% of the population, but receive 69% of the government assistance benefits.
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