Pimps, Whores and Welfare Brats

Pimps, Whores and Welfare Brats

The Stunning Conservative Transformation of A Former Welfare Queen

Book - 1997
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She was a delinquent teenager, mixed up with crime and drugs. In the 1970s, Star Parker came to Los Angeles with a dream of dancing on "Soul Train"-- and ended up an unemployed single mom, barely literate, and living on welfare. But life on county aid was far from impoverished-- she was able to lounge in her own jacuzzi, party at Venice Beach, bring in extra income with under-the-table jobs, and take the system for all it was worth.

It was the power of Christianity that turned her life around. But it was Star's no-excuses attitude of self-empowerment that firmly positioned her on the fast track of conservative politics, speaking out against welfare as the cause of urban America's moral and economic decline-- and in favor of taxpayer vouchers for private school education, banning abortion, and condemning condom distribution in public schools. Guided by her faith, Star has broken the "code of silence" among blacks to speak out on:

Affirmative action: "What we haven't told our people is that they can start their own businesses. Entrepreneurship works for everybody."

Equal opportunity: "Capitalism doesn't have any racial boundari

Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, c1997
ISBN: 9780671534653
0671534653
Branch Call Number: E185.97.P285 A4 1997x
B P243
Characteristics: xviii, 205 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Benet, Lorenzo

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