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Forty Acres & a Mule -- Sherrod Style?

jujuman13

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Quote(Shirley Sherrod's quick dismissal from the Obama administration may have had less to do with her comments on race before the NAACP than her long involvement in the aptly named Pigford case, a class action against the US government on behalf of black farmers alleging that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) had discriminated against black farmers during the period from 1983 through 1997.
According to Wikipedia:

The plaintiffs settled with the government in 1999. Under the consent decree, all African American farmers would be paid a "virtually automatic" US$50,000 plus granted certain loan forgiveness and tax offsets. This process was called "Track A".[2]

Alternatively, affected farmers could follow the "Track B" process, seeking a larger payment by presenting a greater amount of evidence - the legal standard in this case was to have a preponderance of evidence along with evidence of greater damages....


At the time the case was settled, it was estimated there would be in the area of 2,000 to 3,000 claims. As with most estimates involving government handouts that number was woefully short of the mark.)

If this report is true, then Shirley Sherrod might have quite a bit of explaining to do.
If on the other hand this report is false, then I would assume she has an excellent case for Libel against beforeitsnews.
It will be interesting to see which route this story takes.
 

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Is There More to Sherrod's Dismissal? | Before It's News

Quote(Shirley Sherrod's quick dismissal from the Obama administration may have had less to do with her comments on race before the NAACP than her long involvement in the aptly named Pigford case, a class action against the US government on behalf of black farmers alleging that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) had discriminated against black farmers during the period from 1983 through 1997.
According to Wikipedia:

The plaintiffs settled with the government in 1999. Under the consent decree, all African American farmers would be paid a "virtually automatic" US$50,000 plus granted certain loan forgiveness and tax offsets. This process was called "Track A".[2]

Alternatively, affected farmers could follow the "Track B" process, seeking a larger payment by presenting a greater amount of evidence - the legal standard in this case was to have a preponderance of evidence along with evidence of greater damages....


At the time the case was settled, it was estimated there would be in the area of 2,000 to 3,000 claims. As with most estimates involving government handouts that number was woefully short of the mark.)

If this report is true, then Shirley Sherrod might have quite a bit of explaining to do.
If on the other hand this report is false, then I would assume she has an excellent case for Libel against beforeitsnews.
It will be interesting to see which route this story takes.
? Sherrod herself brought attention to this, and specifically the previous racism against black farmers in the department. I thought this was something people already knew about? Also she with her husband were one of the over 16,000 farmers to get something out of it.
 
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