Washington (CNN) - The U.S. House on Tuesday passed a $1.15 billion measure to fund a settlement initially reached between the Agriculture Department and minority farmers more than a decade ago.
The 1997 Pigford v. Glickman case against the U.S. Agriculture Department over claims of discrimination against black farmers was settled out of court 11 years ago. Under a federal judge's terms dating to 1999, qualified farmers
could receive $50,000 each to settle claims of racial bias.
it's fortunate for them that they got this settled before the new congress settled in because I doubt very seriously if a GOP lead house would have approved this. I mean this is just something the Republicans and far right regressives don't normally do.
It's about time!
ABOUT TIME!!! Discrimination does not pay and this was settled over a decade ago and these farmers are just getting their money. All is well that ends well!!