Reagan's 'Welfare Queen' Was a Real Person and Her Story Is Bananas

During President Ronald Reagan's 1976 campaign trail, the actor-cum-politician made the "welfare queen" an integral part of his issue reform rhetoric and an evergreen trope that African Americans still battle. But recently, Slate's thorough reporting reveals that the "welfare queen" Reagan employed to stereotype a… »12/24/13 3:00pm12/24/13 3:00pm