Nat’l Black Farmers Association calls for Graham to apologize for ‘racist’ comments

Nat’l Black Farmers Association calls for Graham to apologize for ‘racist’ comments
Lindsey Graham (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – That’s racist.]

John Boyd Jr., the president of the National Black Farmers Association, called on Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) to apologize for comments he made recently taking aim at a provision in the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill that seeks to help socially disadvantaged Black farmers and farmers of color.

During an appearance on MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton” on Sunday, Boyd, who has long been an advocate in Washington for Black farmers, criticized Graham for comments balking at the provision’s inclusion in the coronavirus relief bill despite, in Boyd’s words, having “never once used his megaphone to speak out against the discrimination” Black farmers have long faced.

“I lobbied Sen. Lindsey Graham as a congressman. … I’ve been by his office and asked him to help me fix the problems at the United States Department of Agriculture … and he’s never once used his megaphone to speak out against the discrimination.”…

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