Check’s Finally in the Mail for Black Farmers

President Obama signed into law a bias-claim settlement that should deliver payment by August 2011.

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“And our history is defined by the struggle to fulfill this ideal — to build a more perfect union, to ensure that all of us, regardless of our race or religion, our color or our creed, are afforded the same rights as Americans, and the fair and equal treatment under the law.”

It’s estimated that the hundreds of thousands of claimants will begin receiving their checks sometime in August 2011.

Cord Jefferson is a staff writer at The Root. Follow him on Twitter.

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