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Is the 'Pigford' Pushback a Case of Resistance Against Reparations for Black Farmers?

Is the ‘Pigford’ Pushback a Case of Resistance Against Reparations for Black Farmers?

by Brentin Mock on May 6 2013, 1:12PM

Ten scholars from major universities have risen to the defense of black farmers who were accused in a New York Times article of exploiting and defrauding a settlement made to remedy decades of discrimination in financial lending. In a letter…

Topics: Media, /NOW

Judge Approves Landmark $1.2 Billion Settlement for Black Farmers

Judge Approves Landmark $1.2 Billion Settlement for Black Farmers

by Jorge Rivas on October 28 2011, 2:10PM

Tens of thousands of farmers who suffered racial discrimination by the U.S. Agriculture Department in the 1980s and ’90s may start getting compensation soon.

Topics: Politics

Obama Signs Bill To Pay Black and Native Farmers--Finally! Infographic

Obama Signs Bill To Pay Black and Native Farmers—Finally!

by Hatty Lee on December 9 2010, 2:51PM

After more than a decade of struggle, black and Native famers get their due.

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Senate Finally Votes to Pay Black and Native Farmers

Senate Finally Votes to Pay Black and Native Farmers

by Jamilah King on November 23 2010, 9:02AM

It took nearly three decades, but the payout is among the largest civil rights settlements in history.

Topics: Politics

The Latest Casualty of Midterm Elections: Black Farmers

The Latest Casualty of Midterm Elections: Black Farmers

by Jamilah King on September 7 2010, 12:46PM

They’re still waiting for a $1.25 billion bias settlement while politicians play favorites with wealthier landowners.

Topics: Economy

Senate Pulls Money From Black Farmers

Senate Pulls Money From Black Farmers

by Jamilah King on July 30 2010, 2:42PM

The funds would have settled lawsuits against the USDA for racial discrimination.

Topics: Economy

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