Good news. Some restorative justice is coming to Black farmers
The Biden administration opened its $2.2 billion relief plan for Black farmers and others who’ve faced discrimination from USDA programs.
When I first heard about the how Black farmers were being discriminated against in the present day, I was genuinely shocked.
More than a century and a half after the promise of 40 acres and a mule, the story of black land ownership in America remains one of loss and dispossession.
That’s why who you vote for matters. These reparations for Black farmers came about because of Joe Biden’s executive order to form a commission to remedy the problem. Props on how quickly everyone involved is moving.
Agriculture Secretary Vilsack and members of a 15-member equity commission tell theGrio the USDA’s aim is to redress the wrongs of the past.