Black Farmers Decry Racial Discrimination Settlement

A long-standing conflict between the federal government and African-American farmers erupted again this week. Black farmers say a 1999 racial discrimination settlement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture has reaped little if any rewards for them. NPR's Tavis Smiley discusses the controversy with Thomas Burrell, president of the Black Farmers and Agriculturalist Association, and James Myart, general counsel for the group.



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