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White farmers blocked a much-needed federal relief program for Black farmers. The saga proved Black farmers won't overcome racism unless they take their economic future into their own hands

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

A Black farmer checks the condition of his soy bean field.
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In a historical step to redress racism, the USDA was poised to issue $4 billion in debt relief to farmers of color.
White farmers and banks pushed back, in an attempt to uphold the racist structures they've benefitted from for centuries.
Black farmers won't overcome racism until they take the levers of finance into their own hands and forge their own financial institutions.
This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author.
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