The Biden administration, and Democrats in general, like to make a big thing of racial equality, inclusiveness and all that sort of thing. They consistently condemn racism on the surface, but violate that principle in practice.
Recently, the Biden administration’s United States Department of Agriculture initiated a program that offers pandemic loan forgiveness to farmers. What is the major qualification for this program in addition to being a farmer? I hope you’re sitting down. The requirement is that the farmer cannot have white skin.
Four states: Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Ohio have joined in a lawsuit to gain access to the $5 billion farmer assistance program. They are filing their suit under provisions of the 14th Amendment which states that all people are afforded equal protection under the law.
This program clearly does not meet that constitutional provision. The USDA is reviewing the lawsuit with the Department of Justice, but the USDA is continuing with their original criterion of race-based awards.
Another shining example of inclusiveness was presented to us recently by Discover Card. The company provided $5 million to restaurant owners who had to close their businesses during the coronavirus pandemic to help with reopening.
There was one additional requirement beyond being a closed restaurant owner, however. The owner had to be black. If a white restaurant owner with the same problems were to apply, that would not qualify, simply because he is white. How is it that a company that serves all manner of people can favor only a select few, based on skin color and to the exclusion of all others, in making these awards?
Now that we have laid out these two programs, imagine for a moment what the response would be if the qualification for benefits were reversed, and only white farmers or restaurant owners need apply because folks with black or brown skin are disqualified prime facie.
I will leave you with this simple question: If it is considered discriminatory to exclude black people from benefits based on skin color, why is it not discriminatory to exclude white people for the same reason?
Before the liberals who read this start throwing stones at me for stirring up racial discord, let me explain something — I am not stirring up anything. The USDA and Discover card have already done that.
I am merely questioning the programs carried out by those two entities, and asking how they can make these race-based awards with no repercussions.
Dave Willis is a Rockford resident.