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19 February 2010

That Conniving, Racist Agricultural Department

A glimpse of the future. The Obama Administration is moving ahead aggressively to settle a suit filed by black farmers alleging discrimination by the Agricultural Department in dispensing loans. Yes, that's right - the allegation is that the Agricultural Department and it's employees - for reasons that defy imagination - systematically withheld or dragged their feet or somehow or other made it difficult for black farmers to get much deserved loans.

The very notion is too preposterous to entertain. Still, it looks like $1.5 billion is being offered. The backstory is that previously $1b had been paid, but only 15,000 of these aggrieved farmers showed up - a whole bunch others were apparently unaware they'd been swindled and had to be made aware of their plight. Now these additional 70,000+ are lining up for their share. The standard settlement for merely signing your name to a form will get you up to $50,000, but assuming there's 70,000 claimants the average would be around $20k.

The Post article notes that "since black farmers first filed the lawsuit, known as the Pigford case, in 1997, Hispanic farmers, women and Native Americans have also sued the government, based on alleged widespread discrimination in awarding agriculture loans and subsidies. Advocates for those farmers are expected to lobby Congress to be included in the new Pigford settlement in the weeks ahead, analysts said."

Well of course, if the Agricultural Department was anti-black in handing out loans, it only follows that it must have been anti-Hispanic, anti-Native-American, and sexist as well! Step right up folks - get your Agri-Loan-Discrimination-for-God-knows-what-reason recompense right here - don't push, young lady, there's plenty for all!

With all the billions spent on agricultural subsidies, it's hardly worth getting all worked up over some more goodies thrown towards the few minority farmers out there, but with the growing minority population, these "settlements" will be more and more business-as-usual.


Anonymous uwi said...

You're right, Ziel, at this point we need a Pinochet to "liberate" us. Anything would be better than this growing cultural marxist tyranny.

February 19, 2010 11:43 AM  
Blogger ziel said...

Unfortunately, who's our Pinochet?

February 19, 2010 7:37 PM  
Anonymous uwi said...

And Admiral Mullen demonstrates the good sense those South American juntas had in never letting the navy run the show.

February 20, 2010 12:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You still sticking with your 65 year rule? I really don't see how we make it to 2020. There is absolutely no end in sight of this raping field. When will the White Man say, "no mas". That is the only question. What is the breaking point? Or perhaps we should ask, is there a breaking point?

This is not going end well. Although, these NAMs and womyns are going to pine for old Whitey whenever Mohammad or Wong/Wee/Fong/Fung (depending on who wins, my money is on WWFF) gets the whip out and the iphone apps stop magically appearing.

Man if I did not have kids this would actually be fun and exciting times to live through.

February 20, 2010 5:00 PM  

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