How a Cut to Food Stamps Disproportionately Affects Black America

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  • 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
  • Who Is in SNAP?
  • How Much Money Will the New Bill Cut From SNAP Benefits?

A Racial and Gender Breakdown of Food Stamp Recipients

About 4 out of 10 Black women, or 39 percent, have received food stamps compared with 21 percent of Black men. Meanwhile, 19 percent of white women receive food stamps compared to 11 percent of white males.

(Photo: REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi)

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