Race is clearly written on the body of the poor single mother. The welfare mother, imagined as young, never married, and black (contrary to statistical evidence) is positioned as dangerous and in need of punishment because she “naturally” emasculates her own men, refuses to service white men, and passes on - rather than appropriate codes of subservience and submission - a disruptive culture of resistance, survival, and “misplaced” pride to her children.
Vivyan C. Adair, “Branded with Infamy”
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