The Biden administration has consistently looked the other way and made excuses for USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and his intentional delay of pandemic relief Black farmers. Black America should seriously consider new political representation. The Congressional Black Caucus, the mainstream news media and most of America appears not to have an interest in the plight of the Black farmers. This panel of farmers and advocates discuss the continued systemic discrimination at the US Department of Agriculture.
The Democrats are now put on notice. Give Black America a better candidate or we will choose other options.
Hosted by Lawrence Lucas, this show was recorded on July 26, 2023. Listen and learn about the toxic environment at USDA and the impact that this has on Black farmers.
Speaking of other options, Dr. Cornel West is officially running for President as a candidate for the Green Party. Dr. West has emerged as one of the most important voices in the cause for Black farmers relief.
As the creator of this website and the owner of several social media platforms, I feel it is my responsibility to use these platforms to educate the public on the plight of the American Black farmer. In order to understand their plight, we have to listen to their story. When I say “listen,” I mean listen for clarity.
These are real people who are losing their land, had it taken away and are suffering in a way that the average person probably cannot understand.
How many of us know a full-time Black farmer? Someone who farms for a living. Unless you personally know a Black farmer, you don’t have a clue to their suffering…until NOW! You can’t say that you don’t know because the resources are within a “mouse click” away.
The number of black farmers in America peaked in 1920, when there were 949,889. Today, of the country’s 3.4 million total farmers, only 1.3%, or 45,508, are black, according to data from the US Department of Agriculture in 2019. By comparison, 95% of US farmers are white.