Re: [tomato] USDA--off topic (
Tue, 9 Mar 1999 08:26:01 EST

While we're off the subject, has anyone been following the country's largest
true class-action suit by the black farmers against the USDA?  The settlement
was pitiful, but the worst part about it to me was the gross arrogance that
allowed white USDA employees to openly taunt and wave a hanging noose at black
applicants for USDA funds.  That arrogance and racism are still so bad!
Yesterday in our town a white athletic coach waved a chain at a black athelete
and asked if he wanted to go for a ride--a reference to Jasper, Texas.  Sigh.

Linda Kuczwanski