Stereotyping and the Narrative of the Welfare Queen

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English-Language Arts Informational Reading History-Social Science History U.S. History
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Stereotyping and the Narrative of the Welfare Queen

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In the 1970s, America was introduced to Linda Taylor, a successful scam-artist who would eventually become known as the Welfare Queen. Taylor utilized 33 different aliases, 30 different addresses in various scenarios to defraud government welfare programs. She became a favorite example of welfare abuse at the expense of working Americans in the Ronald Reagan presidential campaign of 1976.

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