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Black Farmers Sue Federal Gov. For Billions

Written by on January 4, 2023

A group of black farmers filed a class action lawsuit against the federal government for billions of dollars.

In the lawsuit the group claims the federal government broke an agreement to help pay off their debts.

President Joe Biden’s trillion dollar coronavirus relief package that included aid for disadvantaged farmers, but a group of white farmers challenged the suit saying their exclusion violates their constitutional rights.

According to the lawsuit, this definition applies to more than 6,500 farmers who have “traditionally suffered racial or ethnic prejudice,” and are saddled with federal loan obligations. and it also includes other groups of people like  Native Americans or Alaska Natives; Asian Americans; Black Americans or African Americans; Native Hawaiians or Pacific Islanders; and Hispanic Americans or Latino Americans

Black farmers sue government for promised federal aid | PBS NewsHour

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