Just 0.1% of the former US administration’s COVID farm relief went to Black farmers

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These are the type of systemic inequities that perpetuate the economic harm of racial inequity and are the precursors to incarceration.

“We saw 99 percent of the money going to White farmers and 1 percent going to socially disadvantaged farmers and if you break that down to how much went to Black farmers, it’s 0.1 percent,” he said. “Look at it another way: The top 10 percent of farmers in the country received 60 percent of the value of the covid payments. And the bottom 10 percent received 0.26 percent.”