John Boyd, head of the National Association of Black Farmers, called on Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., to apologize for referring to federal relief for farmers of color as “reparations.”
Boyd spoke to the PBS NewsHour correspondent Lisa Desjardins about a measure in the American Rescue Plan Act, signed into law March 11, that provides $5 billion in aid to help farmers of color pay off loans.
Graham expressed his opposition to the measure on Tuesday, saying it was unfair to white farmers, and should not have been included in the COVID-19 response bill.
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