'Haven't Seen A Dime': Black Farmers Received NONE Of $5B Relief; White Farmers Sue O
A group of Midwestern farmers is suing the federal government. They claim they can't receive COVID-19 loan forgiveness because they're white.
According to the lawsuit filed by farmers from Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and South Dakota, President Biden's stimulus plan violates their constitutional rights.
The American Rescue Plan provides $4 billion in loan forgiveness for socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers who are Black, American Indian, Hispanic, Alaskan Native, Asian American, or Pacific Islander.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued the following statement:
"We are reviewing the complaint and working with the Department of Justice. During this review, we will continue to implement the debt relief to qualified socially disadvantaged borrowers under the law."
John Boyd, the Founder and President of the National Black Farmers Association spoke with Roland Martin about how white farmers are suing for COVID relief and Black farmers have yet to receive any of the $5 billion stimulus they were given as part of Pres. Joe Biden
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