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Sunday, September 17, 2023

The official poverty rate for Black Americans declined to 17.1% in 2022, the lowest on record dating back to 1959, according to Census data released Tuesday.



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... In the weeds: The so-called official rate is different from what's known as the Supplemental Poverty Measure, which takes into account government benefits like pandemic-era aid and SNAP.

- - - Not surprisingly, that supplemental measure spiked in 2022 as pandemic-era aid rolled off.

The big picture: By the official measure, overall poverty in the U.S. held flat at 11.5% " with 37.9 million people in poverty. ...

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-09-14 12:19 PM | Reply

Cool! 1/10 are poor. What progress!

#2 | Posted by Brennnn at 2023-09-14 02:42 PM | Reply

I wonder if jeffyjbell will be along to participate in an honest discussion on the progress being made?

#3 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2023-09-14 03:19 PM | Reply

Thanks Dark Brandon!

#4 | Posted by a_monson at 2023-09-15 09:40 PM | Reply

Inconceivable! - MythBoaz

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2023-09-15 09:43 PM | Reply

Just in time for the Southern Black abortion ban!

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2023-09-15 09:44 PM | Reply

President Biden cracks joke about Trumps failed economic record in recent speech:

"There are only two presidents in American history with fewer jobs the day they left office than when they started. One is President Hoover. The other is Donald Hoover Trump."

#7 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2023-09-15 10:36 PM | Reply

Donald Hoover Trump

He's gonna wear that like a badge of honor.

#8 | Posted by ClownShack at 2023-09-15 10:50 PM | Reply

How in the world did the US have a WAR ON POVERTY starting in 1964, and only now has the US eclipsed the 1959 rate?

#9 | Posted by oneironaut at 2023-09-17 05:41 PM | Reply

"starting in 1964"

1960-19.9% of Black children lived in a Single mother home.

1964-LBJ Encouraged women to swap out a man in the home for benefits, checks and what is known today as resources. He told these women that a one income home supported by her white daddy(Uncle Sam) was better than two parents working towards building something. Sis believed it.

1970-29.5% of Black children lived in a Single mother home.

2022-43% of Black children lived in a Single mother home.

Systemic irresponsible reproduction that fill these single mommie homes is one of the leading causes of "poverty."

#10 | Posted by RomeoAlpha at 2023-09-17 06:07 PM | Reply


Systemic racism is a bitch.

Swallow it.

#11 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2023-09-17 06:08 PM | Reply

"Systemic irresponsible reproduction that fill these single mommie homes is one of the leading causes of "poverty."

So, when one of these , irresponsible, women decide against having another baby why do the Republicans demonize her? Really, the eight wing argument could seriously benefit from some consistency amd a little less moral condemnation that benefits no one; not the mothers, not the babies, no society as a whole. The only benefactors are white folks getting to feel superior, which is rgeir primary motivating factor. When those white girls get pregnant Daddy ships them off to a state where abortion is legal. We all know iy is true so why do we let these same "Daddies" make abotyion illegal for everyone else?

#12 | Posted by danni at 2023-09-17 08:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You got to love it when even the chart shows 'methodology changes' and then the author talks like the current rate can be compared to prior rates. Just like our nonsense inflation measure now.

#13 | Posted by Claudio at 2023-09-17 10:20 PM | Reply

" Republicans demonize her?"

Don't forget other Black folks who know this is the root cause of the chaos and violence in the Gynocracy known as the Commuintah.

Love how people like you believe the only people against this @#$# are white Republicans.

"white girls get pregnant Daddy ships them off to a state"

Something tells me you aren't into data details. Bad news, the majority of the legals abortions in this country are going to so-called people of color.

Feel free to check out the data and report back. In the meantime, I noticed you didn't say that systemic irresponsible reproduction was a bad thing.

Is there a reason for this and your little whataboutism response?

#14 | Posted by RomeoAlpha at 2023-09-18 07:07 AM | Reply

Not worth drawing a conclusion based on the OPR, it was supplemented for a reason. Article forgot to mention the SPM isn't about benefits, it's really about housing costs.

#15 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2023-09-18 04:50 PM | Reply

If black society could just end the culture of overepresented violence and criminality in USA and other countries it would go a long way to end other issues that affects opportunity and poverty.

Videoed examples of thug mobs, violence and theft in this country abound. Much of this is brought on by drugs, elites, hoodism and failure to demand individual accountability and civility by parents and others. Democrats led by the most racist DEM President in history LBJ created a Great Society that made life worse for blacks and all of society.

#16 | Posted by Robson at 2023-09-19 01:15 PM | Reply

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