USDA 'discrimination awards' for Hispanic farmers massively increased

One can be sure this will get big airplay in the Spanish-speaking media-and be ignored by mainstream media outlets. From Judicial Watch (Via Big Government): The U.S. government's minority cash giveaway for "discriminated" farmers has reached a new level, with an improved process that makes it faster and easier for Hispanics to get awards much larger than previously announced. The goal is to make amends to those who suffered discrimination when seeking farm loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the agency charged with doling out billions in reparation money. A few years ago black farmers got $1.25 billion to settle discrimination allegations and last summer the Obama Administration announced a new pot of "compensation" cash--$1.33 billion--for women and Hispanics. Originally, under that plan, Hispanics who felt they were victims of USDA discrimination could get up to $50,000 to make up for their suffering. To get the word out the feds launched an...(Read Full Post)