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View Poll Results: In your opinion, what is President Obama's race?
White 4 1.73%
Black 59 25.54%
Multiracial 142 61.47%
I don't believe in "race" 26 11.26%
Voters: 231. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-17-2011, 02:00 PM
 
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Was it ever proven to be actually the case?

By that I mean was evidence presented and it ruled that the USDA did indeed discriminate against black farmers?

I haven't found anything so far.
Than you haven't looked hard enough!

Black Americans haven't only people affected with regard to discriminatory practices at the USDA.

USDA Awards Native Americans Millions In Discrimination Suit

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The United States Department of Agriculture has agreed to pay $680 million in damages to thousands of Native American farmers who say they were denied farm loans. The agreement also includes $80 million in farm debt forgiveness for the Indian plaintiffs, as part of the historic settlement of the class action law suit
Black farmers win $1.25 billion in discrimination suit

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Thousands of black farmers who were discriminated against by the U.S. Agriculture Department will be eligible to receive $1.25 billion in a settlement, the government said on Thursday.

The settlement of the case, known as Pigford II, is contingent on Congress approving $1.15 billion for the farmers, in addition to $100 million already provided in the Farm Bill.

For decades, black farmers said they were unjustly being denied farm loans or subjected to longer waits for loan approval because of racism, and accused the USDA of not responding to their complaints.

The original Pigford lawsuit, named after North Carolina farmer Timothy Pigford, was filed against the USDA in 1997, and settled two years later when the government compensated black farmers left out of USDA loan and assistance programs.

More than 13,000 farmers able to provide proof of their claims of discrimination were awarded $50,000 each and given debt relief in a package worth more than $1 billion.

But tens of thousands of claims were denied for missing the filing deadline. The settlement in Pigford II would allow these farmers to again make their claims.

"We have worked hard to address USDA's checkered past so we can get to the business of helping farmers succeed," USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack said in a statement.

"The agreement reached today is an important milestone in putting these discriminatory claims behind us for good," he added.
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Old 05-17-2011, 02:02 PM
 
Location: The Land of Reason
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47 years`since the Civil Rights Act.

A HUGE number of black people have never experienced segregation(well except voluntary by themselves) or institutionalised racism....but still ***** and moan as if their neighbor was just hung from a tree by the Klan.
Now you sound just plain old stupid! Do you believe that soon as a conversial law is put in place everyone will play right? what a buttwipe!
There are still some people celebrating the birth of the confederacy!

How did you get into this country again? I thought that you had to pass a citizenship history test, well obviously you FAILED!!!!
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Old 05-17-2011, 02:58 PM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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Now you sound just plain old stupid! Do you believe that soon as a conversial law is put in place everyone will play right? what a buttwipe!
There are still some people celebrating the birth of the confederacy!

How did you get into this country again? I thought that you had to pass a citizenship history test, well obviously you FAILED!!!!
You seem to lack basic knowledge of US history.

And also of the rules governing this forum.

Unlike those who were accidents of birth,those of us who became citizens are required to have knowledge of the USA.
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:41 AM
 
Location: The Land of Reason
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You seem to lack basic knowledge of US history.

And also of the rules governing this forum.

Unlike those who were accidents of birth,those of us who became citizens are required to have knowledge of the USA.
That is the probelm, you have BASIC KNOWLEDGE and sadly what you don't know or don't care to know about that America has a separate history from what many are taught in this country. It is like applying to be a German citizen and not knowing the repercussions of the holocaust to the following generations of jewish, soviets, slavic, and romanies and also the treatment of the mentally handicapped, homosexuals and transsexuals in that country. Well in this country the astrocities committed by the whites to the Native Americans, Chinese, Africans/American Blacks and even to each other (Irish,Italians and even Germans) are not fully reported or explained either. The fraustration that many of us people of color know that you don't is the REAL history of discrimination and bigotry in this country as a white transplant you proably will never see it either. Many of us refer to main stream history of this country (which is being taught to kids and immigrants) as "HIS-STORY" and does not go into to details of what exactly was done and how long did it actually last.
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Old 05-27-2011, 01:25 PM
 
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There are millions of blacks in America (and elsewhere) that look totally white, but aren't. My uncle looked like a white, southern redneck but he was actually black, (Black maid mother, white dentist father). The only person who REALLY got it right in my opinion was the one who said that only recently, "multi-racial" was an option on the census. Obama probably checked off Black as his race because that was what he was programmed to do since entering grammer school when the only option for him was Black. And historically, the rules set by whites have always said, you are what your father is, unless of course your Father is white and your mother is Black, as was my uncle's case. He passed for white because by doing so he was able to help his family. He married a Black woman & moved up North to escape the bigotry of people thinking they were an interracial couple, when in fact, they were both Black people (lol, how ironic is that). Can't always judge a book by it's cover!
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