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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Mainstream Media Silent as Black Farmers Continue to Wait for Their Discrimination Settlement from the U.S. Government

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Black Farmers Still Haven't Received Their Settlement From the U.S. Government | Your Black World

Black farmers won a discrimination settlement from agriculture officials in 2010, but they still haven’t been paid. It has been two years since President Obama signed a law compensating the black farmers, but the money still hasn’t reached their hands.

“It should not have taken this long,” said Thomas Burrell, president of the Black Farmers and Agriculturists Association. “Justice delayed is justice denied.”
Black farmers waiting for settlement | The Clarion-Ledger | clarionledger.com
Had expected to get checks by end of 2012
NAACP officials: USDA discriminates against black farmers despite previous agreements (updated) | al.com
Despite more than $2 billion in federal agriculture settlements with black farmers over the past 15 years, the culture within the U.S. Department of Agriculture hasn't changed and black farmers still are not being treated equally with white farmers, one group said in Birmingham today.
"They (black farmers) have been made promises they (USDA) have not kept," said Bernard Simelton, president of the NAACP Alabama State Conference.
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