"Farmed or attempted to farm"? Why does this sound eeirly similar to "Jobs created or saved". I love how these politicians come up with these things that are unprovable. "Well, if a person wasn't fired,t hen that job was saved." This is wealth redistribution, or what Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have been pushing for years - reparations. They can cloak it however they want. If it smells like a pig...
Obama’s Agriculture Dept. Has Hired Consulting Firm to Advise It on ‘Diversity'
By Susan Jones
(CNSNews.com) – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has “taken a number of actions to make his department more sensitive to civil rights issues,” The Hill newspaper reported on Monday.
Among other things, the department has hired a consulting firm to advise it on “diversity” matters, the newspaper reported.
And this week, Vilsack is pressing the House of Representatives to approve a Senate bill settling discrimination claims by black farmers.
As CNSNews.com reported earlier, President Obama is requesting $1.15 billion from Congress – on top of the $100 million he requested as a senator -- to settle discrimination claims by 66,000 African Americans who “farmed or attempted to farm” and were allegedly discriminated against by the U.S. Department of Agriculture between Jan. 1, 1981 and Dec. 31, 1996.
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