Poor People Deserve To Taste Something Other Than Shame

Ijeoma Oluo
May 12, 2016 · 5 min read

My mom was already ashamed and sorry. She deserved to also eat pie.

“They’re buying steak and lobster with food stamps!”

EEvery few months this headline, or one like it, finds its way around conservative publications, into political pundit shows, and onto senate floors. A relic of the “Welfare Queen”…