Posted 5/4/2021 14:27 (#8987155 - in reply to #8987123) Subject: RE: First lawsuit against white farmer discrimination filed
If it wasn't just a big virtue signal, the program might stand. Otherwise, regardless of personal opinions by lawmakers and judges, the program is not legal (there are laws against discrimination on the basis of skin color). I remember something similar when women's rights went well beyond injustice and there were "reverse discrimination" lawsuits.
The problem is the USDA didn't feel like doing the necessary work to make a decent program to make up for earlier programs that were discriminatory (I'm assuming there were such programs). They could of listed programs that had a discriminatory effect (even if unintentional), determined the scope of who was affected then determine a reasonable compensation. Evanston IL has a program to compensate families (and descendants) for blatantly unfair home lending practices in the 60's. They can pretty much document what happened and who it happened to.
I'm not sure most black folks are looking for a hand out, but like the rest of us, will take the money and go on. I would think it would be better if had a basis in history rather than just a white virtue signal. For those desiring to be angry at everything, any restitution is meaningless.