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The Largest Civil Rights Settlement in United States History, Just Went to 18,000 Black Farmers.

Liz Dwyer

The Pigford I and II class action lawsuits, which "attempted to address a history of discrimination by the Department of Agriculture," have been settled to the tune of $1.2 billion. Now 18,000 black farmers who sued the USDA over racial discrimination "will each receive $50,000 plus an additional $12,500 for debt associated with federal taxes."

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  • Jen BreaJen Brea

    I hope someday something can be done for black & latino migrant workers suffering from the devastating long-run effects of pesticide exposure.