Oh SNAP! Blacks Aren’t The Main Recipients Of Food Stamps (And Other Stigma-Busting Facts)

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Oftentimes, the same person who’d bash someone for being on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will claim to have sympathy for another person who is starving.

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The stigma surrounding SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, is so bad that some individuals and families who need help would rather skimp on meals or live on nutritionally-deficient foods, like ramen noodles. This stigma has even encouraged the government to implement certain changes, like changing the name from food stamps to SNAP and changing the payment method from paper currency to electronic benefit cards (EBT).