Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Is this Video Funny, Ghetto or Political? Welfare Gets Glamourized

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The video "It's Free Swipe Yo EBT" has drawn fire for being racist and stereotypical when it comes to African Americans and the welfare system.  In the video, a single mother with multiple children uses a profanity-laced set of lyrics to show just how easy it is to get welfare if you just keep having more kids.  It's hard to figure out if the company releasing the video is trying to make a positive point, making a joke or just being offensive.
The video appears, to some, to be the kind of thing that might be released by the Republican Party.  It even features public service announcements, telling the viewer that "This is where your tax money goes."
The video is below: 

24 comments:

EVETTE said...

This is a hot mess. The women who were apart of this video needs to be shot. Black women have went to an all time low. This is distasteful.

blacknouveauwoman said...

This is a very complex video. It seems to suggest that it is easy to get EBT/Welfare, but "The System" makes it hard for certain demographics to get decent wage jobs to ensure independence. Also, maybe the video character is stating the sentiments and belief systems of those demographics relative to how to survive if you can not get a decent job or have any means for legal business opportunities. Maybe EBT/Welfare is a setup to maintain the status quo among those demographics.

Anonymous said...

I guess this is racist to according to Ms. Waters, welcome to the 21st century plantation and this is what it looks like. Government responsible for your life. The civil rights movement was fought for this. No wonder no matter who is in the president we will be on the bottom.

Anonymous said...

This is a insult to the hard working blacks in America. We don't want EBT or Welfare we want jobs and a good education so our children and grandchildren wii be to take care of themselves and why all blacks on this video why not some of the hundred of whites that received ebt and welfare checks. Yes this is a racist video and should be taken down. And they didn't do there homework Clinton 15 years ago change a lot of the policies concerning how long you can get checks and food stamps. Wake up America, Black are not the only demograic that receive these benefits. But we are the most easy to targetand blame for everything that has when wrong in this country. We are not the policy makers.

Anonymous said...

If this is a 'JOKE' or an attempt to make young women aware of how "SOME" appear to 'OTHERS' I can kinda see that-- Yet, there is no-disclamer attached.

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Hakika said...

I wouldn’t be too offended by this. Actually I lived in the south for some years and I know for a fact there is a huge poor white population that gets welfare. They call it subsidies and it comes in the form of 250k-350k a year plus farm equipment. So if you think about it what blacks get is so much less than that it really doesn’t even make a dent. You can see from the figures above who gets the most welfare. If you want to research it look up the case that was won by black farmers recently in Alabama. Also if you think about it if we are the minority it’s no possible way we could be spending more on welfare for black people. See knowledge and the ability to think really is power. Ha Peace! And remember my intelligent black people SMILE!

Anonymous said...

This is of the lowest of the all time lows and I really don't have a comment. This video shows some will stoop to really low to obtain the all mighty dollar.

Anonymous said...

Who cares?.If they are collecting welfare from an empire that is exploiting the wealth of African, and only white people benefit from it. It is only fair for blacks to get a little of the crumbs from the wealth of their motherland that heve been exploited for the past 500 yeras and continue today.
But in truth we cannot blame the whiteman for our ignorace of self hate towards each other, that keep us from building bridges amongs our race around the world.
If we get over that barrier we could change the world to our benefit. Africa still have the resources, but who is benefiting from it the white man, because he know how to keep us hating each other. Black folks take your head out of the bible, and get up off your knees, and start thinking, you will be surprised how much you can accomplish, when you think.
When you read the bible, ask youself, why did God gave the land of canaian to Moses and the Isrelites, when there were people already living there? You may begin to realised that you have been take advantage of for a long time, and continue to be that way today as long as you keep reading the bible and not question its content.You will never get up off your knees, there is no msnner falling from heave as you are led to believe. No one is going to show up with two loafs of bread to feed millions of us, and nobody is going to show with wine for us to drink, stop believing in falitails.

Dianne said...

Its very sad....but don't think its young African American Sisters it is young women of the white race also and its gotten completely out of hand...

Anonymous said...

like this is way 2 much. when do we as a ppl rise up against this type of craziness. i personally understand the concept that i'm a daughter of a field negro n the struggle continues. this strongly implies that i will work- hard 4 what i want n not allow the government 2 dicates my world. so all of those that are proud 2 be used by the government enjoy.i'm a firm believe that for much is given much is required.i refuse 2 b a govt. slave. WE REALLY NEED 2 WAKE UP PPL. this is like so out of control. THEN WE HATE ON THE ONES WHO R GETTING AHEAD ESPECIALLY THOSE NOT FROM AMERICA. AS A SINGLE MOTHER OF 4 I'M INSULTED/EMBRASSED 4 MY YOUNG SISTAS WHO THINK THIS TYPE OF BEHAVIOR IS OKAY. SEEK THERAPY YALL FAST.I'M SO GRATEFUL THAT GOD HAS GIVEN ME HIS GRACE N MERCY. NOBODY GREATER THEN U I LOOKED HIGH N LOW STILL I COULDN'T FIND NOBODY GREATER THEN U- N VASHAWN MITHCELL VOICE.-

og said...

There is not one thing funny about this , this is part of the way we are being marginalized. This and all the other negative nonsense is seen all over the world. Whites are the majority and thus receive far more food stamps , unemployment , and every other form of government aid. There is a part of the majority who promotes all the negative stereotypes about Blacks far more the any other minority. The modern day minstrels who have taken over rap and hip hop and turned it into perversion of the art form it was intended to be.This type of nonsense has cost two generations of young black Men and Women. Welfare , AFDC, all those programs are a form of modern day slavery. They can hold those programs over someones head and controling just about every aspect of how the beneficiary lives.

Anonymous said...

North Carolina Lady; This is horrible and disgusting. I am truly sadden by such a degrading video of women, sex, and welfare. Lord have mercy on this generation and the next generation following this. :( tears

Anonymous said...

This is pure trash. We all know that there are far more whites receiving aide than african americans but you would never know that watching the media. The next point I want to make is the people who participated in this video are so lost. Anyone who had any self worth, pride or knowledge of their history could never do anything this ignorant. This would still be ignorant if whites or any other group of people were doing it. It's just pure trash, and just when you think people can't sink any lower, they scrape the bottom of the barrow and find people willing to sell their so to make a video, and the fact that they had children appear in this is even worse someone needs to call child protective services.

daljoe said...

Straight b*llsh*t that's what it is. I imagine the women figured "we're gonna get paid for being in a video". Once again, love of money is the root of all evil. What's become of us as a people? We're losing our souls!

Lou said...

Dear Black Nouveau Woman
---what you wrote about this video
is ASININE and ridiculous.
There is NO excuse for anyone of any color to celebrate being on welfare and scamming the system by having more BASTARD children.
By the way, the greatest OFFENDER is a white woman called
OCTOMOM with her own tv show.
So the pathology runs both ways.

lou said...

It's black people like the rats in this welfare mentality video, and her supporters who and and abet the WHITE RACIST bastards that believe we are ALL like this.
THANKS ALOT to the black trash in this video.
It DOES take a nation of millions to hold us back..
A NATION OF BLACK TRASH INDIVIDUALS
sold out the almighty dollar for a video that aids and abets the WHITE RACIST AGENDA.
Don't believe a brotha?
Check out the white racist websites sometime and you will SEE this video right there UP FRONT
supporting their HATRED and contempt for us. WHY?
Because we're ALL like that in their minds and videos with BLACK actors like this one VALIDATE the white racist agenda.
No matter what the rest of us do.
It only takes a few idiots to hold us back..
-lowell@speakeasy.net

A black AMERICAN

Arnold Jackson said...

This video is obviously a spoof. Goes to show how bad rap has gotten that we can't even tell the difference anymore.

Anonymous said...

i refuse to look at this. We need to wake up and watch the news. I know who the money thieves. They wear suits and work in the house and in the senate. We pay them to discriminate. they take care big business and steal all they can. They want welfare to remain that way they can hide their theiving ways. Pray, our people need to help and support each other.

Anonymous said...

@Lou. you are correct in everything you said. this video depicts black womwn as stupid-lazy-whores who are to dumb to keep their legs closed and open up a book. we have got to stop blaming the white man for our failures. as a black female nurse living in a house and driving a fine car, i will attest that no white man was able to stop my success. i set out to be a nurse, and i became one. if you set out to be on welfare, you will end up on welfare. those women in the video makes me sick. they are the scum of the earth. thank God they do not represent the majority of blacks

Anonymous said...

If you ever had to use the system at any time in your life you would know this is a spoof because you are not getting any big bucks for having a kid unless you consider 40dollars big bucks they are portraying people living good off goverment assistance when that is far from the fact, you have no clothes,not enough money to pay bills,food benefits to sustain you for two week then you go hungry.not enough for rent, you are an inch above what a homeless person is living like. so the best thing to do is keep trying until you find work because the e-b-t aint s-h-i-t

B.S.JOSEPH said...

WE HAVE GOT TO EDUCATE OUR PEOPLE. STUPIDITY IS AN EMBARRASSMENT! WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE OUR PEOPLE WILL PERISH! I WILL CONTINUE TO PRAY THAT WE WILL START EDUCATING OURSELVES SO THAT WE WILL STOP HUMULIATING OURSELVES AS A PEOPLE! WE DONT SEE THE VALUE IN OURSELVES SO WE SELL OURSELVES SHORT AND THAT CAUSES US TO DEGRADE OURSELVES AND STOOP TO THE LOWEST LEVEL. WE ARE TEACHING THE NEXT GENERATION TO DO THE SAME, THIS HAS GOT TO CHANGE AND IT STARTS WITH OUR MINDS! I AM USING THE WORDS "US" "WE" AND "OURS" BECAUSE THIS IS OUR PROBLEM AS A PEOPLE! I SAY THIS WITH MUCH LOVE AND DEEP CONCERNS!

JWW said...

Wake up mankind this is not about love, this is about hate for another race. God tells us we should love one another. Our mind should be thinking holy things helping the weak the poor and blind. Every women that have a baby out of wedlock will stand before God. Every man that have a baby out of wedlock will do the same. God do not deal with color he deals with the heart thats in mankind. Whats in your heart?

tb said...

I agree, all the women in this video should be incarcerated and their children should be taken away. This ignorant garbage teached NOTHING constructive and only shows children how to grow up and contribute nothing towards their independence as adults.