According to Wikipedia,
“Pigford v. Glickman (1999) was a class action lawsuit against the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), alleging racial discrimination in its allocation of farm loans and assistance between 1983 and 1997. The lawsuit ended with a settlement on April 14, 1999, by Judge Paul L. Friedman of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. To 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. As another 70,000 farmers had filed late and not had their claims heard, the 2008 Farm Bill provided for additional claims to be heard; and in December 2010, Congress appropriated $1.2 billion for what is called Pigford II, the second part of the case.”
That description seems reasonably benign.
But here’s another description of the Pigford II case that’s a little more infuriating. According to this video (below), a young Senator for Illinois named Barack Obama is responsible for a new law that allowed Pigford II to pass out over a billion dollars to more blacks–many or most of whom had never done any farming and had not been discriminated against by the USDA.
If the video is true, Pigford II is nothing but an extortion racket, and Obama is little more than a con-artist for income redistribution.
video 00:03:23 https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=FsNNt8GZ2YA