Welfare reformers argue that fathers of children on welfare should be required to work to support their offspring. In the following viewpoint, Mansfield Frazier contends that, although he shares that view, discrimination has made finding a job difficult for African Americans. According to Frazier, racial discrimination has resulted in economic policies that have created a permanent underclass. He further asserts that these policies have benefited corporations at the expense of minorities. Frazier is a freelance writer and the author of From Behind the Wall.
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