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For years, federal officials in the South discriminated against Black farmers, denying them federal loans and grants that White farmers easily received.

When Barack Obama was running for president he championed their cause. He created a bill to compensate the farmers, many of whom had lost their land and livelihoods. Obama's efforts helped him secure the support of Black members of Congress and voters in the rural South.

Now it looks like the Obama administration may be trying to avoid fairly compensating these Black farmers. It would be a shame for this to happen. Together, we can make sure it doesn't.

Will you join us in asking President Obama to make good on his commitment? It only takes a minute.

http://colorofchange.org/farmers/?id=1762-144337
Posted By: Roger E Madison Jr
Thursday, April 30th 2009 at 1:14PM
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I just signed the petition. This is a perfect example of something mentioned in another post, about holding the president accountable. These farmers are due a lot mroe than $100 million, and deserve every penny, with interest. They were denied all these years admittedly for racist reasons. If we can pay hundreds of billions of dollars in taxpayer funds to those who put this economy in the toilet, surely we can see our way to pay what is needed to make these farmers whole. They did their part; the government needs to stop making excuses and do its.

Saturday, May 2nd 2009 at 1:37PM
Clark, thanks for your support. We need to encourage others to do more.
Saturday, May 2nd 2009 at 5:10PM
Roger E Madison Jr
will submit tonight. Great post my brother
Saturday, May 2nd 2009 at 11:00PM
Thanks. The only thing limiting our progress is failure to act in our self-interests. Are there others who are not to busy to help Black farmers?

Sunday, May 3rd 2009 at 1:51PM
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