RFK Jr Will Hand Blacks Billions in ‘Reparations’ (Video)

(StraightShooterNews.com) – Although courts have ruled the plan unconstitutional, independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is doubling down on a $5 billion pledge in reparations for black farmers if elected.

Watch the video below.

By doing so, he is aligning with a previously contested element of Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan.

Kennedy shared his intentions on a podcast episode with National Black Farmers Association founder John Boyd Jr. “When I’m in the White House… I’m going to get rid of those people in USDA and get that money,” Kennedy declared.

He further emphasized the significance of the reparations by saying, “That $5 billion is not money, that is an entitlement. It’s money that was a loan that black farmers were entitled to way back when and was stolen from them through discrimination.”

The original provision in Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 aimed to assist “socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers” who suffered financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, it faced legal challenges and was halted by a federal judge in Jacksonville, who labeled the program as racially discriminatory.

America First Legal slammed Kennedy’s stance, with executive director Gene Hamilton criticizing the policy’s basis on race: “Any public official who thinks it is the government’s role to pick winners and losers based on the color of their skin does not belong in public office,” Hamilton stated.

Despite such legal and political opposition, black farmers, including Boyd, insist that historical discrimination justifies the need for reparations. Currently, black farmers represent only 1.4% of the country’s farmers.

Kennedy’s $5 billion reparations plan is part of a broader campaign platform focused on addressing past injustices.

His campaign website outlines plans to “end USDA discrimination against Black farmers, and protect current landowners from further land loss.”

He is also pursuing other initiatives targeted at the black community like canceling student debt and providing “low interest microloans to invest in approved business plans with flexible repayment terms.”

Kennedy’s stance on reparations has evolved during his campaign. Following a damaging report, his campaign website was updated from a focus solely on black infrastructure to include “devastated communities across the country.”

The revised website states, “Targeted Community Repair will be available to devastated communities across the country, not just Black.”

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