Black People : Black farmers win billion dollar settlement

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  1. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    US reaches historic $1bn settlement with African-American farmers
    The US government has reached a historic $1.25 billion settlement with black farmers who were discriminated against when they tried to get loans and other assistance.

    Published: 10:40PM GMT 18 Feb 2010

    The settlement puts to rest a class-action lawsuit launched in 1997 by thousands of African-American farmers left out of programs because of alleged racism in the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the landmark settlement was the result of President Barack Obama's focus on civil right issues.

    "The USDA under the Obama Administration has made civil rights a top priority, which is why we are working to implement a comprehensive program to take definitive action to move USDA into a new era as a model employer and premier service provider," Mr Vilsack said in a statement.

    Mr Obama praised Vilsack's efforts in modernising USDA operations and said the Pigford II case, named after North Carolina farmer Timothy Pigford, reflected his commitment "to treat all our citizens fairly.

    "I applaud Secretary Vilsack for his efforts ... as well as the work of the Justice Department in bringing these long-ignored claims of African American farmers to a rightful conclusion.

    "I look forward to a swift resolution to this issue, so that the families affected can move on with their lives," Mr Obama said in a statement.

    Pigford I saw thousands of claims settled in 1999, but thousands more were not considered because they were submitted after a 1997 deadline.

    Thursday's settlement took care of those remaining claims.

    full article;
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wor...settlement-with-African-American-farmers.html
     
  2. jamesfrmphilly

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    can you say, thank you?

    looks like obama got some scratch to some black folks after all
     
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    chuck Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    First of all:

    Black farmers are the forgotten folk of our down home origins on this continent/in this nation...

    And by the way:

    I'm the grandson of former Mississipi sharcroppers....

    Second of all:

    I do wish the aformentioned folk all the best...

    I'd just wait and see if they do get the dough as well as if they continue to remain farmers if they do...

    :em0200:
     
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    Emerald_Queen Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks for that post!! I am glad that they got that!! Overdue, but glad it was finally given! ;)
     
  5. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Now we understand the con game

    Sister and brother had been waiting patiently but assuredly, and the present sister lynched,
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    is testimony that they feared her ability to mobilize and organize these producers of Black self sufficiency and substance of survival.

    the strategic methodology and acumen of these devils to raise the ratings of MEDIA ORGAN of the Klanish mentality being manifested by some in the Tea party what not,
    acting as their gestapo ministry of propaganda , and the name says it all

    YURUGU PALE FOX NETWORKS

    scientifically and strategically,
    removed the sister to prevent any support whatsover in the senate for the vote on the bill,
    TO GIVE WHAT BY LAW WAS RIGHTFULLY DUE THESE FARMERS OF AFRICAN DESCENT
    by virtue of reating a climate of hatred towards the sister over some antiquated bugus mess
     
  6. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    They had been waiting 13 years for this, sttleent, and i wish some one would have the nerve to tell these folks who get up at 4 every morning and work 12 hours per day,
    that after winning this very real case

    that that is the reperations and the only reperations they will get,
    after the horror perpetrated upon their ancestors!

    Bush sided with all of his people right or wrog while Obama,
    allowed Sherrod to be thrown to the wolves over a humble,
    while every one knew that woulf harm the farmers case.


    The racists were calling just due process to the farmers, reperations , since the case first came up
     
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    Charles IKS Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    co sign
     
  8. Omowale Jabali

    Omowale Jabali The Cosmic Journeyman PREMIUM MEMBER

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    This is not a case for reparations but one of restitution.
     
  9. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Correct me if I am wrong but you went through a long drawn out dialectic about how you felt restitution and reparations could one day be the same thing by pleading the reparations case as a legal matter



    rather then political!


    Now what are you talking about?

    The Black Farmers website aint posted a doggone thing about restitution so where in the world did that word get into the conversation?
     
  10. Amnat77

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    @Omowale when is your book coming out?
     
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