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Old 02-19-2013, 07:39 AM
 
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What a way to promote worker productivity at the tax payer expense.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:52 AM
 
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Does Betances say the SAME about Hispanic people? The 1st ones here were just as "illegal" as the Pilgrims. Sheesh!
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:59 AM
 
Location: The land where cats rule
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Nothing compares to the way this administration promotes divisiveness at the taxpayers expense.

Maybe they should try to be inclusive instead of exclusive? Nah, that doesn't fit with their agenda.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:02 AM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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As usual, if you bother to inquire beyond the typical right wing websites & propaganda, all this training is part of widescale efforts by the USDA (and mandated by congress) to repair its record of discrimination and put to rest over a billion dollars in lending discrimination lawsuits, largely inherited from the Bush administration, which only took the complaints over the phone and then simply let the clock run out (Dubya: the gift that keeps on giving)!
USDA was also the target of a host of lawsuits seeking redress for discrimination in program delivery. In terms of claims filed in federal district court by black farmers, the USDA entered into a consent agreement in 1999 with black farmers, known as Pigford I, in which the agency agreed to pay farmers for alleged past discrimination in lending and other USDA programs as part of a claims resolution process. Thousands of claims had been adjudicated, and the government has provided a cumulative total of approximately $1.03 billion in cash relief, estimated tax relief, and debt relief to successful claimants. But thousands of other claims were not considered on their merits because the affected farmers submitted their claims after the settlement claims deadline.

In 2008, to address claims that were not filed in timely manner in the original Pigford consent agreement, Congress provided these farmers another avenue for redress in the 2008 Farm Bill by providing a right to file a claim in federal court and appropriated a $100 million “placeholder” in the l egislation – but no settlement in the lawsuit would be reached until Secretary Vilsack was appointed to head the USDA (see Civil Rights Cases Pending at USDA below).

In addition to the lawsuits filed by black farmers, USDA is the target of lawsuits – some of which sought class-action status – brought by women, Hispanic, and Native American producers.

Secretary Vilsack's Efforts to Address Discrimination at USDA
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:28 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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I've never heard of such a thing happening at any office ever, but if my boss did that to me....lawsuit.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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As usual, if you bother to inquire beyond the typical right wing websites & propaganda, all this training is part of widescale efforts by the USDA (and mandated by congress) to repair its record of discrimination and put to rest over a billion dollars in lending discrimination lawsuits, largely inherited from the Bush administration, which only took the complaints over the phone and then simply let the clock run out (the gift that keeps on giving)!
USDA was also the target of a host of lawsuits seeking redress for discrimination in program delivery. In terms of claims filed in federal district court by black farmers, the USDA entered into a consent agreement in 1999 with black farmers, known as Pigford I, in which the agency agreed to pay farmers for alleged past discrimination in lending and other USDA programs as part of a claims resolution process. Thousands of claims had been adjudicated, and the government has provided a cumulative total of approximately $1.03 billion in cash relief, estimated tax relief, and debt relief to successful claimants. But thousands of other claims were not considered on their merits because the affected farmers submitted their claims after the settlement claims deadline.

In 2008, to address claims that were not filed in timely manner in the original Pigford consent agreement, Congress provided these farmers another avenue for redress in the 2008 Farm Bill by providing a right to file a claim in federal court and appropriated a $100 million “placeholder” in the l egislation – but no settlement in the lawsuit would be reached until Secretary Vilsack was appointed to head the USDA (see Civil Rights Cases Pending at USDA below).

In addition to the lawsuits filed by black farmers, USDA is the target of lawsuits – some of which sought class-action status – brought by women, Hispanic, and Native American producers.

Secretary Vilsack's Efforts to Address Discrimination at USDA
Watch the following video. Please explain why, in your opinion, this segment of the training session is appropriate, or has any relevance to the issue of discrimination against black farmers by USDA. How does such "diversity" training foster a racially cohesive workforce by advocating tolerance for illegal aliens?


USDA Staffers Chanting 'The Pilgrims Were Illegal Aliens' During Cultural Sensitivity Training - YouTube
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:16 AM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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Frankly, if it'll stop another billion dollars in avoidable lawsuits, BTW all paid for by taxpayer dollars.... then I don't care if he asks 'em to stand on their heads!!
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:20 AM
 
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Frankly, if it'll stop another billion dollars in avoidable lawsuits, BTW all paid for by taxpayer dollars.... then I don't care if he asks 'em to stand on their heads!!
You still didn't answer Benicar's question aside from claiming you are only worried about lawsuits.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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As usual, if you bother to inquire beyond the typical right wing websites & propaganda, all this training is part of widescale efforts by the USDA (and mandated by congress) to repair its record of discrimination and put to rest over a billion dollars in lending discrimination lawsuits, largely inherited from the Bush administration, which only took the complaints over the phone and then simply let the clock run out (Dubya: the gift that keeps on giving)!
USDA was also the target of a host of lawsuits seeking redress for discrimination in program delivery. In terms of claims filed in federal district court by black farmers, the USDA entered into a consent agreement in 1999 with black farmers, known as Pigford I, in which the agency agreed to pay farmers for alleged past discrimination in lending and other USDA programs as part of a claims resolution process. Thousands of claims had been adjudicated, and the government has provided a cumulative total of approximately $1.03 billion in cash relief, estimated tax relief, and debt relief to successful claimants. But thousands of other claims were not considered on their merits because the affected farmers submitted their claims after the settlement claims deadline.

In 2008, to address claims that were not filed in timely manner in the original Pigford consent agreement, Congress provided these farmers another avenue for redress in the 2008 Farm Bill by providing a right to file a claim in federal court and appropriated a $100 million “placeholder” in the l egislation – but no settlement in the lawsuit would be reached until Secretary Vilsack was appointed to head the USDA (see Civil Rights Cases Pending at USDA below).

In addition to the lawsuits filed by black farmers, USDA is the target of lawsuits – some of which sought class-action status – brought by women, Hispanic, and Native American producers.

Secretary Vilsack's Efforts to Address Discrimination at USDA


Mostly lawsuits inherited from the Bush Administration? What discriminatory actions did the Bush administration specifically take that caused discrimination lawsuits to be filed? Please inform us and cite the source. I'd like to see that. Thank You.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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What a way to promote worker productivity at the tax payer expense.
So is the POTUS.
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