On The Glenn Show
, Glenn and Harold discuss Paul Krugman’s criticism
of Paul Ryan’s comments on inner-city poverty. Why are welfare recipients
, as opposed to Medicare and Social Security beneficiaries or bailed-out banks, characterized as “takers”? Is there such a thing as a culture of poverty
? Would Ryan’s comments have been better received coming from a black congressman
? They address Ta-Nehisi Coates
‘s thoughts on the interplay of race, culture, and poverty. Glenn asks why poor immigrants
are often able to advance more quickly than native-born African-Americans.