What the 'Woke Student' & the 'Welfare Queen' Have in Common | RealClearPolitics

What the 'Woke Student' & the 'Welfare Queen' Have in Common

What the 'Woke Student' & the 'Welfare Queen' Have in Common
Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP

Every age seems to need a bogeyman, some negative image against which good people measure themselves. When I entered college in the mid-1970s, the term "welfare queen" was being popularized by Ronald Reagan as he campaigned for president and was starting to be taken up by the mass media.

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