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Re: What's Happening In the World?

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:32 pm

Reagan often used racially-coded language when he talked about welfare, and the poor. So when people talk about the poor being "lazy" I wonder how much of that is racially motivated. White people have been calling black people 'lazy' ever since slavery ended and they suddenly needed to be paid for their work. Before that, the stereotype was that slaves were machines who could work forever.

This is also why "tipping" started in restaurants and elsewhere, so that servers could be paid very low wages (today often about $2/hr), and get the rest from how well the people being waited on thought about them. In a deeply racist USA, this resulted in non-white workers being paid a lot less, legally ....
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