Sunday, July 31, 2022

Those who advocate for 'EQUITY'. Bringing Civil Rights to the 'Last Plantation' - The Washington Post

[...Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Vernon Parker said he couldn't help but see the old man when he looked into the eyes of black farmers during a meeting several weeks ago in Mississippi. Black and other minority farmers have complained about discrimination in agriculture for nearly a century.

They were denied loans that white farmers got, illegally stripped of their land and shut out of the federal agriculture assistance system by a series of tactics

The number of black farmers has fallen dramatically, from nearly 1 million in 1920 to about 15,000 today.

As of December, the USDA has paid $634 million to nearly 13,000 black farmers as part of a discrimination settlement, according to the department's Web site. 

But the settlement represents only a fraction of the number of court complaints by minority farmers against the department.]...

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/2003/06/18/bringing-civil-rights-to-the-last-plantation/7a080e9f-4966-44e0-bb72-f622ea87f462/

 

 


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