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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentOther - Politics & Government · 2 months ago

Cory Booker introduces a bill to give 32 million acres of farmland to blacks for free. Justice for Black Farmers Act of 2020?

That’s almost the size of the state of Mississippi. 

Their argument is “In 1920, there were nearly 1 million Black farmers in the US. Today, there are fewer than 50,000.” ... they say that was because of institutional racism

But number of white farmers also plunged in the same time period. The # of farms and farmers total have declined in the past 80 years. Share of workforce involved in agriculture has declined since the Industrial Revolution. 

Why do democrats use made up narratives about “institutional racism” to justify redistribution of land and resources from whites to blacks?

Update:

@ Princess - what does that have to do with the transfer of land area of the size of Mississippi to blacks? Slow handling of civil rights complaints and denial of loans to blacks may be anecdotal issues. That does not justify mass transfer of land. As i mentioned, the number of white farmers also dramatically fell in the last 100 years

Update 2:

Pigford v. Glickman Is a separate lawsuit. That is a settled issue. Till date, almost US$1 billion has been paid or credited to more than 13,300 farmers under the settlement's consent decree, under what is reportedly the largest civil rights settlement to date. 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
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    Doesn't sound like a very inclusive bill, does it? It's only meant to help 13% of the population while discriminating against everyone else. But I'm not surprised. Blacks are always the ones asking for handouts. Imagine if a bill was passed that only was meant to help out whites though. There would be riots all over the USA. Such hypocrisy and double standards unfortunately plague this great country.

    To address your question, it's a bad and racist bill predicated on bad history and logic. This is not South Africa; we should not go the anti-white South African route. And the USA was not created to serve blacks, so I'm quite tired of this favoritism being given to them. Enough already. If they don't like living in the USA, then they should leave. Luckily, the asinine bill won't pass because most congressmen and congresswomen aren't as stupid and racist as Mr Booker. And he probably knows it won't pass. He just wants to look like a champion for his people so they'll keep supporting him.

  • 2 months ago

    Certainly shows the stupidity of Booker.  Just another black man who thinks they should get something for nothing, all dating back to slavery.  There are no slaves anymore!!  There are no plantations!!  It is gone, finished, done.. nobody should be repaying blacks of today for something that happened decades ago.  Grow up, get over yourselves.  Go to school, earn a living and a good life.  Stop asking for handouts!!

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Or perhaps more to the point, Zimbabwe tried this and it turns out farming takes some actual experience. Handing that much farmland over to any group that isn't already skilled with agriculture results in fallow fields (and in the case of Zimbabwe) mass famine. 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Oh, Hell yes, lets just give everything to the poor bloody blacks for free.  What a stupid idea.  what ever happened to you have to work for it.  Blacks today, not all, but many are so convinced that they are so hard done by, that they do nothing but whine.  i am sick of it!

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  • 2 months ago

    cotton fields ?..........................

  • Matt
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Trump lost. Quit whining

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    "The government agreed in the so-called Pigford settlements of 1999 and 2010 to compensate Black farmers who were harmed by discriminatory practices, such as the denial of USDA loans and slow handling of civil rights complaints."

    https://www.agriculture.com/news/business/justice-...

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    If it passes it will be just like anything else that passes these days. Those 32 million acres will only go to rich blacks like Lebron James, Beyoncé, and Kanye West. That way it can be called sacred capitalism.  

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Mugabe did similar in Zimbabwe.

    They sold of the Farm Vehicle to buy Alcohol. Ate the Farm Animals and left the fields to grow weeds.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Actually the  one million black farmers figure in 1920 include mostly sharecroppers. There is no evidence that black owned farms were systemically robbed in the last 100 years

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Who is he again? 

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