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Old 08-08-2010, 10:37 PM
 
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Zombie Pigford v. Glickman: 86,000 claims from 39,697 total farmers?

If there are only 39,697 African-American farmers grand total in the entire country, then how can over 86,000 of them claim discrimination at the hands of the USDA? Where did the other 46,303 come from?
Now, if you’re confused over what the heck I’m even talking about, let’s go back to the beginning of the story:
Pigford v. Glickman
In 1997, 400 African-American farmers sued the United States Department of Agriculture, alleging that they had been unfairly denied USDA loans due to racial discrimination during the period 1983 to 1997. The farmers won the case, known asPigford v. Glickman, and in 1999 the government agreed to pay $50,000 each to any farmer who had been wrongly denied an agricultural loan. By then it had grown into a class action case, and any black farmer who had filed a complaint between 1983 and 1997 would be given at least $50,000 — not limited to the original 400 plaintiffs. It was estimated at that time that there might be as many as 2,000 beneficiaries granted $50,000 each.
According to the summary of the case linked above,

Seventy-thousand+ applicants in addition to the 16,000 already compensated now means that over 86,000 people are slated to be paid.
The U.S. Senate and Shirley Sherrod
Which brings us up to today, when two current events suddenly thrust this otherwise little-known case into the spotlight. First, the Senate stripped funding for the settlement out of an unrelated war appropriations bill, as they had done several times in the past. Second, it was revealed today that “A farm collective founded by Shirley Sherrod and her husband that was forced out of business by the discriminatory practices received a $13 million settlement as part of Pigford last year, just before she was hired by the USDA.”
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Old 08-08-2010, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Well I guess being a millionaire, she may just take early retirement..thanks to Uncle Sam.
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Old 08-08-2010, 11:29 PM
 
Location: SARASOTA, FLORIDA
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She is a racist bigot who played the race card and got paid for doing nothing.

This is a perfect example of racism at its best. She got paid 13 million while others got only 50k. Amazing.
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Old 08-08-2010, 11:39 PM
 
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She is a racist bigot who played the race card and got paid for doing nothing.

This is a perfect example of racism at its best. She got paid 13 million while others got only 50k. Amazing.
But she is Black she can't be racist!
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Old 08-08-2010, 11:39 PM
 
Location: square thing with a roof
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She needs to be investigated, charged, and fired.
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Old 08-08-2010, 11:45 PM
 
Location: SARASOTA, FLORIDA
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But she is Black she can't be racist!
I know, that BS is getting old and people are sick of hearing that line.

She is the perfect example of a racist and even took it one step further by using her race to get something she did not deserve in the first place.
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Old 08-08-2010, 11:47 PM
 
Location: SARASOTA, FLORIDA
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She needs to be investigated, charged, and fired.

I agree.

This entire thing needs to be investigated.

Someone smells fishy with this entire pay out.

I smell some fraud in this case decision.

No one can take away her comments that came right out of her mouth but yet some people believe she is such a saint. She is clearly a racist bigot who used the system to gain employment and money.
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Old 08-08-2010, 11:52 PM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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Out of about $1 billion paid out so far — reportedly the biggest civil rights settlement in history — the largest amount went to New Communities, which got some $13 million, with $330,000 awarded to Shirley and Charles Sherrod for mental suffering alone. "Thirteen million sounds like a lot, but it was not nearly enough. The land itself is probably worth at least $9 million," says the lawyer for New Communities, Rose Sanders (also known as Faya Toure).
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Old 08-09-2010, 08:05 AM
 
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I agree.

This entire thing needs to be investigated.

Someone smells fishy with this entire pay out.

I smell some fraud in this case decision.

No one can take away her comments that came right out of her mouth but yet some people believe she is such a saint. She is clearly a racist bigot who used the system to gain employment and money.
Thank you for the exposure, Andrew Breitbart. That was crafty reporting on his part, having to come in another way in order to expose what really was behind the scenes.

Reparations by stealth.......
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Old 08-09-2010, 11:16 AM
 
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Interesting. Even more so the way this thread is being dismissed.
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