The Mississippi Delta’s History of Black Land Theft - The Atlantic


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The Great Land Robbery
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4 days ago by Cfulwood
VANN R. NEWKIRK II SEPTEMBER 2019 ISSUE
African-Americans  agriculture  farmland  history  racism 
4 days ago by jerryking
Images above: A sign on a utility pole to deter hunters, near the old Scott-family homestead, Drew, Mississippi; Willena's brother Isaac Daniel Scott Sr. amid soybeans in Mound Bayou. “You ever chop before?” Willena Scott-White was testing me. via Pocket
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6 days ago by rjp
Zora J. Murff Images above: A sign on a utility pole to deter hunters, near the old Scott-family homestead, Drew, Mississippi; Willena's brother Isaac Daniel…
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7 days ago by bdeskin
Images above: A sign on a utility pole to deter hunters, near the old Scott-family homestead, Drew, Mississippi; Willena's brother Isaac Daniel Scott Sr. amid soybeans in Mound Bayou. “You ever chop before?” Willena Scott-White was testing me. via Pocket
7 days ago by robmcmyers
"Major audits and investigations of the USDA have found that illegal pressures levied through its loan programs created massive transfers of wealth from black to white farmers, especially in the period just after the 1950s. In 1965, the United States Commission on Civil Rights uncovered blatant and dramatic racial differences in the level of federal investment in farmers. The commission found that in a sample of counties across the South, the FmHA provided much larger loans for small and medium-size white-owned farms, relative to net worth, than it did for similarly sized black-owned farms—evidence that racial discrimination “has served to accelerate the displacement and impoverishment of the Negro farmer.”"
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7 days ago by pacpost
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7 days ago by craniac
Favorite tweet:

1/ In our latest cover story, @fivefifths investigates the war waged by deed of title that dispossessed black agricultural landowners of millions of acres. https://t.co/LtUtptDcBM pic.twitter.com/KnYtGteu1L

— The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) August 12, 2019
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7 days ago by chetan
Images above: A sign on a utility pole to deter hunters, near the old Scott-family homestead, Drew, Mississippi; Willena's brother Isaac Daniel Scott Sr. amid soybeans in Mound Bayou. “You ever chop before?” Willena Scott-White was testing me. via Pocket
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7 days ago by egwillim
Images above: A sign on a utility pole to deter hunters, near the old Scott-family homestead, Drew, Mississippi; Willena's brother Isaac Daniel Scott Sr. amid soybeans in Mound Bayou. “You ever chop before?” Willena Scott-White was testing me.
7 days ago by marshallk
should be said, again and again, that the case for reparations doesn’t actually rest on slavery
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7 days ago by misc
should be said, again and again, that the case for reparations doesn’t actually rest on slavery
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7 days ago by tlafleur
Zora J. Murff Images above: A sign on a utility pole to deter hunters, near the old Scott-family homestead, Drew, Mississippi; Willena's brother Isaac Daniel…
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7 days ago by yudha87
A war waged by deed of title has dispossessed 98 percent of black agricultural landowners in America. They have lost 12 million acres over the past century.
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7 days ago by zryb
Zora J. Murff Images above: A sign on a utility pole to deter hunters, near the old Scott-family homestead, Drew, Mississippi; Willena's brother Isaac Daniel…
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7 days ago by divigation
Images above: A sign on a utility pole to deter hunters, near the old Scott-family homestead, Drew, Mississippi; Willena's brother Isaac Daniel Scott Sr. amid soybeans in Mound Bayou. “You ever chop before?” Willena Scott-White was testing me. via Pocket
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7 days ago by drewcaldwell
broke: inclusionary zoning
woke: rent control
bespoke: LAND REFORM
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8 days ago by hecavanagh
Vann Newkirk investigates how a million black families were robbed of their farmland. @TheAtlantic's latest cover story: https://t.co/RHJjGUO5aL

— Jeffrey…
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8 days ago by mathewi