Poor Representative Steve King can’t own people. Sadz.
Remember when Ronald Reagan eliminated the Civil Rights division at the Department of Agriculture and blatantly paved the way for thousands of black farmers to lose their land? And then they did lose their land?
The courts ruled in favor of black farmers when they sued. And such was the volume of affected black farmers, a second round of claims was allowed to be made.
That’s some of the history. Talking Points Memo details even more. Shirley Sherrod, the fired-then-vindicated former employee of the USDA, was a claimant in one of the black farmers lawsuits.
Representative Steve King (R-IA) seized the opportunity to demonize Sherrod and the rest of the black farmers before all of the facts about Breibart’s manipulation of the video came out:
Shirley Sharrod fired by Vilsack 4 racism in her USDA position. America needs to know that, not all, but billion$ of Pigford Farms is fraud. (Twitter)
King’s tweet signals…look at the blacks rippin’ off us hard-working white folks.
NOW, this bigoted mother fucker is equating the settlement with black farmers (and Native Americans) with slave reparations:
We’ve got to stand up at some point and say, ‘We are not gonna pay slavery reparations in the United States Congress.’ That war’s been fought.
“They’re just filing a claim because they think they can get away with it.”
Wow. And I mean WOW. I mean if you put yourself in Steve King’s frame of crazy, saying black farmers equal slaves, aren’t you saying they deserved losing their land and they don’t deserve to have injustice rectified. Black Wednesdays as policy at the USDA was legit, mother fuckers. I mean, pfft. they were just black.
Trying to understand crazy is crazy-making itself.
And WTF is up with Obama is very, very urban? Is that bigot code talk for black? Everybody knows he’s black.