What I Hear When You Say: Welfare

Explore the assumptions and misgivings of pejorative phrases like “Welfare queen.”


In this engaging web seriesPBS explores hot-button phrases and what they really mean. The Welfare episode includes a discussion from scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw, who coined the term “intersectionality;” along with appearances from Jordan Temple of MTV’s Decoded, and journalist Tracie McMillan.

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