How a Cut to Food Stamps Disproportionately Affects Black America

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  • What the New Bill Means for Black America
  • Who Is in SNAP?
  • How Much Money Will the New Bill Cut From SNAP Benefits?
  • Will Eligibility Change?
  • What Percentage of the African-American Population Receives Food Stamps?
  • A Racial Breakdown of Food Stamp Recipients
  • Decrease to Come in November
  • Drug Tests for Food Stamps?
  • A Divided House
  • A Divided Nation
  • What Do You Think Reduced SNAP Benefits Could Mean for African-Americans?

What the New Bill Means for Black America

House Republican leaders have long debated the approximately $80 billion spent annually on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. In a 217-210 vote on Thursday, the House voted to slash billions of dollars in the SNAP budget. Here’s a look at what this could mean for African-Americans across the nation. Dominique Zonyéé  (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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