Week 6 Day 1 Discussion Question 5

Premilla Nadasen writes: “In the postwar period, the welfare program [Aid to Families with Dependent Children, later Temporary Assistance to Needy Families] underwent a dramatic transformation: from a relatively benign program supporting women in their work as mothers to a highly charged, punitive program that came to symbolize the social ills of inner-city black communities.”  How does Nadaden’s discussion of the racist history of U.S. welfare provision relate to the other readings for today?

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