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Tucker Carlson, Wisconsinites Charge Racism Against White Farmers

Conservative group WILL sues federal government for funding Black farmers.

By , Wisconsin Examiner - May 8th, 2021 03:13 pm
Tucker Carlson. File photo by Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Tucker Carlson. File photo by Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

The president of the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL), along with a Calumet County dairy farmer, appeared on the Tucker Carlson Show on Wednesday to discuss their lawsuit alleging a provision in the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) aimed at helping Black farmers is discrimination.

Carlson, who has spread racist conspiracy theories on his widely viewed Fox News program, said directing money at struggling Black farmers was “immoral.”

A provision of the recently passed ARPA provided $5 billion in emergency relief for Black farmers across the country. Soon after its passage, WILL filed its lawsuit on behalf of farmers in Wisconsin and across the Midwest saying the provision was discrimination.

Adam Faust, a Wisconsin farmer and plaintiff in the case, told Carlson that his lawsuit was actually “anti-racist.”

WILL’s general counsel Rick Esenberg told Carlson that these sorts of laws will end with a war for “racial spoils.” The conservative legal group, which has pushed for stricter voting laws in Wisconsin, also recently filed a lawsuit that attempts to disband a decades-old scholarship aimed at helping students who belong to certain minority groups go to Wisconsin colleges and technical schools.

“Our courts have made clear the right to be free of discrimination is a right we all have, there’s no such thing as a little makeup discrimination to even things out,” Esenberg said. “We fought a civil war, we had a lengthy civil rights movement to acknowledge the principles in our founding documents. This really disturbing move we have towards equity, instead of equality of opportunity, will not end well.”

Reprinted with permission of Wisconsin Examiner.

One thought on “Tucker Carlson, Wisconsinites Charge Racism Against White Farmers”

  1. Mingus says:

    There was a report that 40% of farm income for Wisconsin farmers come from direct payments from the Federal Government. Yet some white farmers feel they are entitled to jump into the line for more payouts from the Federal Government that was meant to help struggling black farmers. They have no shame.

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