A new farm debt relief program is dividing rural America. The USDA program, meant to assist "Social Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers," includes farm debt repayment and other assistance to farmers who have faced racial or ethnic discrimination. It's an attempt to counter generations of inequality, but some white farmers call the program "anti-white."
- June 17, 2021
President Biden signed a bill officially declaring Juneteenth, June 19, to be a federal holiday.
The Illinois City became the first in the nation to compensate African Americans for past housing discrimination for past structural racism in housing.
- January 30, 2021
President Biden last week issued an executive order to promote racial equality in housing. The executive order extends the Fair Housing Act – Martin Luther King Jr.'s last great legislative victory which arose directly from his 1966 Chicago Fair Housing Crusade.