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Black Farmers Lawsuit

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Black Farmers Lawsuit

Black Farmers Lawsuit

Black Farmers Lawsuit

Only Available in Archive Formats.

NPR's Kathy Lohr reports on the proposed settlement between the Agriculture Department and black farmers who filed a class action suit accusing the USDA of discrimination since the 1980's. Under terms of the settlement, black farmers who were unfairly denied USDA loans would receive a tax-free cash settlement and would have the debts they owe the Agriculture Department forgiven. Initial enthusiasm for the agreement has faded, as a number of the people who brought the suit say they deserve more.

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