Andrew Breitbart Is Obsessed With Black Farmers

February 18, 2011  |  

Why can’t Andrew Breitbart keep black farmers’ names out of his blog posts? The same man who turned Shirley Sherrod’s life upside down with manipulative video editing is now fueling an online campaign alleging that black farmers’ legal claims are scams that threaten to swindle the government out of billions, according to The Root.

Just two months ago, black farmers were celebrating when President Obama signed a bill authorizing $1.25 billion to settle a discrimination case filed by thousands of black farmers against the U.S. Department of Agriculture. But now the party is over, as their hard-earned and well-deserved victory is threatened by the allegations.

The Root conducted a Q&A with John W. Boyd, Jr., leader of the National Black Farmers Association. “I think this is a group of people who don’t want to see black people receive a dime,” he says.

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