InflexionPoint Podcast: Cultivating Change from the Inside Out: The Plight of Black Farmers in the US
11/02/2022 03:00 pm PST
Episode 26 November 2, 2022: The Plight of Black Farmers in the US
This is the first episode in a series on the Plight of Black Farmers.
The plight of modern-day Black farmers in the United States can be traced back to the 40 Acres Promise after Emancipation, Reconstruction, Black Codes/Jim Crow, and the Great Migration. The question is what will the future bring?
Recently Civil Rights Attorrney Benjamin Crump filed a class action suit on behalf of non-white farmers against the US government for a breach of debt relief - Black Farmers SUE Federal Gov't On $4B Debt Relief Program. This is the topic of discussion with the President of the National Black Farmers Association, Mr. John Boyd, in a conversation with Roland Martin.
Join Anita, Mavis, and Gail in a discussion of the plight of modern-day Black farmers through the lens of history and the absence of trust in the ongoing fight against systemic racism in the business of farming.