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Literally everything in America is now racist, according to the left, including the manner in with coronavirus stimulus checks were distributed to the American people.
“More White households received their checks by late May than Black households, while a greater share of middle-class consumers got their checks faster than poor Americans, according to a study by the Urban Institute,” CBS News reported Friday.
“Among the ‘significant disparities’ experienced in the stimulus rollout is that three-quarters of White adults received their checks by late May, compared with 69% of Black adults and 63% of Hispanic adults, the centrist think tank concluded.”
This therefore allegedly suggests racism may be afoot: “The issues may reflect structural economic and racial inequities,” CBS News claimed.
Researchers at the Urban Institute seemed to agree with CBS News’ analysis, as evidenced by their own focus on race over all else.
“Adults were less likely to receive the payments if they had family incomes below 100% of [the Federal Poverty Line] or if they were Black or Hispanic, and particularly if they were Hispanic and in families with noncitizens,” they’d reportedly concluded.
The problem with this narrative is that it ignores all other related factors.
For instance, it’s a fact that those Americans who signed up for (or were already signed up for) direct deposit with the IRS received their payments first.
“Those who filed 2018 or 2019 returns and authorized direct deposit from the IRS will be paid first,” CNBC reported during the first week of payments in early April.
I got mine direct deposit
— Matthew David Oliver (@Matthew_26) July 18, 2020
Moreover, to authorize direct deposits, one must have a bank account, and according to data maintained by the FDIC, blacks and Hispanics are “less likely to own a bank account than whites by 12 and 8 percentage points, respectively.”
Of course, the media would likely just argue that “HAH, THIS therefore proves the racism,” but again, it doesn’t prove anything.
Regardless, these sorts of highly relevant factors are virtually always ignored by race hustlers and baiters hellbent on crafting a racial narrative out of nothing. FYI, a couple of other networks picked up the story, including CNBC and Business Insider.
In response, the public pounced on all three publishers:
Yeah okay…ever heard of direct deposit vs snail mail
Business Insider is on par w/MSNBC
— Mel (@MellyGoLightly) July 16, 2020
More pot-stirring from the racist news media. This is ridiculous
— Danielle Kriner (@danielle_kriner) July 17, 2020
Why are you tweeting this divisive headline?!
— EarthCitizen (@steptothefuture) July 18, 2020
Politics of division at it’s best. Let’s try and tear apart the country to influence an election. Heaven forbid people get mad at the wealthy getting millions in PPP grants. Let’s make the plebs fight over who got their $1200 faster.
— Info Junkie (@toutontoast) July 17, 2020
Lies my wife is black and she got hers I am waiting!!!
— Mike Gutierrez (@MikeGut48633658) July 18, 2020
I am White, always paying taxes, and I got it about a month after my non-White friends did but I am NOT complaining. I had “status not available” for at least a month! They try to put race into everything!
— Proud Patriot Patty 🇺🇸🇵🇱 (@ProudCAPatriot) July 17, 2020
My POC friend got his before I did
— Harold Ligma (@EPluribus_Unum0) July 17, 2020
Must file a tax return and have a bank account to receive the deposit. Nothing nefarious going on here……
— Tom Crance (@TomCrance) July 17, 2020
Summary: “Americans without home addresses, internet access, who didn’t know they were eligible, or threw them away because they thought it was junk mail were 10% less likely to receive stimulus payments”
— Scott Essuc (@ScottEssuc) July 17, 2020
The folks that filed their 2018/2019 taxes got their stimulus payments the quickest. Plain and simple. It is very important to provide the IRS with your correct and updated info each year. It has nothing to do with race or income! Get it right CNBC!
— Luis Gutierrez (@azsportsfan13) July 17, 2020
They had a point about the post being divisive, though much of what the media have published ever since the George Floyd riots broke out in late May has been divisive.
Every other day, another divisive post emerges claiming that such and such is racist or indicative of “racial inequities” (which is a fancier way of saying “racist”).
This week it was …
An entire town:
The NYT dedicates nearly 1,500 words to documenting supposed racism in a Washington town of 8,000 people…and comes up with zero evidence of racism whatsoever. This is only national news because the NYT is trash. https://t.co/28wITGyV11
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) July 17, 2020
How Racial Inequality Manifests In The U.S. Banking System. https://t.co/JpI1TG4hFs #fcBIZ #fcNEWS #fcNPR Black-owned financial institutions are a shrinking part of the U.S. financial system. NPR’s podcast The Indicator from Planet Money looks at what that means for America’s r…
— fonecable.com (@fonecable) July 17, 2020
And new technology:
Emerging #digital #technologies are being used to uphold racial inequality, discrimination & intolerance according to the @UN Special Rapporteur on #racism, Tendayi Achiume. She is calling for #justice & reparations for anyone affected.
➡️https://t.co/ouTU5N3MpY#FightRacism #AI pic.twitter.com/KLHtQYhYK5
— United Nations Association of New York 🗽 (@UNANYC) July 15, 2020
Perhaps the media should ask themselves whether maybe, just maybe, they’re the racist ones …
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