A small group of African-American farmers in Alabama have filed a class action lawsuit against the U.S. Department ofÂ Agriculture. They allege that loans provided to white farmers were not provided for them.
â€śBlack folk, yâ€™all need to wake up. Wake up black folk. This is what is going on in the United States. They donâ€™t want us here. But itâ€™s OK, weâ€™re here,â€ť said Mike Stovall, a farmer from Town Creek, Alabama, according to the Associated Press.
The Birmingham farmers say they are not part of a $1.2 billion earlier class action case, and their’s is an independent lawsuit.Â The farmers also allege that the federal government is trying to force them to sell their properties.
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