Manufacturing controversy around discrimination settlements

President Obama recently approved funding for two major discrimination settlements involving black farmers and Native Americans.  While the story received a significant amount of media coverage in December, some conservatives continue to hammer the black farmers settlement saying it is a “scandal” and that it amounts to “slavery reparations.”  It looks like the controversy will drag on as right-wing politicians continue to call for an investigation.  Here is an article I wrote for Street Speech newspaper about the settlements:

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