Just this morning, someone named Johnny W. Boyd – a “civil rights” businessman – who claims to represent the victimized black farmers of America was on CNN claiming that Bachmann was a racist for having the temerity to ask questions.
A clip was played where Michele Bachmann pointed out that there were more claims of USDA racial discrimination than the total number of black farmers in all of America. This suggests that African-Americans are filing fraudulent claims in the hope of receiving a huge government check from BRA’s president, Barack Hussein Obama.
As it turns out, The Dothan Eagle and The Eufaula Tribune are both reporting that 1,700 to 1,800 of these victimized black farmers live in Barbour County, Alabama. In fact, the black farmers of Barbour County are among the leading plaintiffs in this lawsuit.
If there were 1,700 to 1,800 black farmers in the rural stretches of Barbour County, Alabama, then surely I would be the first to know about it, as I grew up in that area, spent most of my life there, several members of my immediate family are real peanut farmers, and friends and neighbors are among the biggest landowners in the county.
In Jobs That Black People Hate, we learned that 97.5 percent of the farmers in America are White, while 1.1 percent of farmers are African-Americans – which some “watchdog groups” are calling a “hate statistic.”
In 2011, 1,023 African-Americans were living in Clayton, 1,399 African-Americans were living in Clio, and 6,589 African-Americans living in Eufaula. The 2010 Census shows 9,011 of 13,742 African-Americans in Barbour County live within the city limits of Eufaula, Clayton, and Clio.
In Barbour County, stereotypes about black farmers are not true, as 13 percent of African-Americans in Barbour County are black farmers who have been discriminated against by the USDA. The African-Americans of Barbour County are 12x more likely to be black farmers than blacks who live elsewhere in the country.
Where are these black farmers? I would like to interview them, snap photos, shoot video, and verify the existence of their farms.
After scouring Barbour County, it brings me great pain to report that I didn’t see any black farmers, although I have seen a handful of African-Americans (perhaps a few dozen) with garden plots over the years. There are a few black field hands who work for White landowners in the county.
Multiple sources who wish to remain anonymous are laughing at the idea that there are anywhere near 1,800 black farmers in Barbour County, Alabama:
(1) Most of the land in Barbour County is owned by a handful of big landowners who know each other.
(2) Most of this land is heavily forested and planted in pine trees or used for cattle ranching.
(3) Some of the land is used to grow sod and peanuts which requires massive irrigation and access to large nearby rivers and creeks. African-Americans don’t have the capital to run such operations.
If there were 1,800 black farmers in Barbour County, then surely the real landowners who mostly grow timber, peanuts, sod, corn, and soybeans in this area would know them. Someone would have spotted them by now at the farmer’s supply stores like Rainbow Farm Center or Tractor Supply.
Why would African-Americans in Barbour County need to engage in agriculture? In 2009, 32 percent of African-Americans were on EBT cards there.
The closest African-Americans and Hispanics come to farming in Barbour County, Alabama is 1.) working a legitimate job as a field hand for a real White farmer or 2.) growing and/or distributing marijuana or the black market.
Come on, seriously … if you were a black farmer, what would you be growing? Peanuts or marijuana?
Hats off to Michele Bachmann and Steve King for standing up to BRA’s media and telling the hateful truth about mythical black farmers trying to defraud taxpayers to get their hands on another welfare check.