Okay, you spurred me on to bite the bullet and I just ordered it. I have heard of the movie many times and I know Herman Cain has mentioned it on his show. It isn't even difficult to make the case that the Democratic party's push for social programs is not motivated by compassion but by the desire to make a large percentage of the American people dependent on the government so as to create a permanent underclass that will mistakenly believe it is in their self interest to vote for the party that offers the most government benefits.<quoted text>
Did you happen to see the movie, "Runaway Slave"? I believe I remember a film clip of Johnson making one of those statements. According to that movie and Obama's America 2016, blacks, by supporting the Democrat party, have supported the wrong party all along. They would never believe that, though.
I was initially going to write that while more whites receive welfare benefits, a larger percentage of the black population receives welfare benefits. But I was stunned when I went to confirm the numbers that actually according to the Dept of Commerce (as of Oct 2012) the numbers don't bear that out. According to the Dept statistics, the breakdown is as follows:
White recipients of Welfare benefits: 38.8%
Black recipients of Welfare benefits: 39.8%
Hispanic recipients of Welfare benefits: 15.7%
That is not the dream that Dr King envisioned.