It started in the 1990s as a way to undo “historical wrongs” against Black farmers in the South. It quickly expanded to include women and minorities.
A race realist would have told you back in 1997: it was going to end up an abused sham, one big “gibsmedat” for opportunistic Blacks.
DELICIOUS HATEFACT: In some communities, the number of claimants for the Pigford decision money outnumbers the operating farms. As Lincoln said: “There are too many pigs for the tits.”
Andrew Breitbart wrote about it and talked about it long before anyone picked it up, and he was dismissed as a racist “douche.” But now it looks like he was right and, of course, Obama, as Senator, voted for the scam and, as President, his USDA enforced it.
Top-rank Democrats are neck-deep in it. Quoth The New York Times:
“As a senator, Barack Obama supported expanding compensation for black farmers, and then as president he pressed for $1.15 billion to pay those new claims. Other groups quickly escalated their demands for similar treatment. In a letter to the White House in September 2009, Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey, a leading Hispanic Democrat, threatened to mount a campaign “outside the Beltway” if Hispanic farmers were not compensated.
“The groups found a champion in the new agriculture secretary, Tom Vilsack. New settlements would provide “a way to neutralize the argument that the government favors black farmers over Hispanic, Native American or women farmers,” an internal department memorandum stated in March 2010.
“The payouts pitted Mr. Vilsack and other political appointees against career lawyers and agency officials, who argued that the legal risks did not justify the costs.”
It’s a scandal, but it will stay as muted as the mainstream media can manage. The New York Times finally published an article outlining the scandal–largely confirming everything Breitbart alleged. But, of course, only after The Times had celebrated the decision back in the day, likening it to “Brown v. Board of Ed.”