Stephen Miller Sues Biden Administration For Racism Against White American Farmers
He may no longer be an aide for former President Donald Trump but Stephen Miller appears to be doing whatever he can to hamper the Biden administration as it seeks to improve the lives of poor farmers and ranchers of color. Miller is doing this by filing a class-action lawsuit Monday on behalf of Texas’ agricultural commissioner and others who claim that funds provided by the Biden administration for “socially disadvantaged” farmers and ranchers discriminate against white people, The Hill reports.
The lawsuit, filed by America First Legal (AFL), a group formed by Miller, and apparently the main area of concern for these people is a proposal enacted by Congress that’s part of President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan. The complaint alleges that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), in accordance with the act, is “actively and invidiously discriminating against American citizens solely based upon their race.”
“The United States Department of Agriculture administers numerous statutes that provide government aid to ‘socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers,'” AFL noted in the complaint.
“The Department of Agriculture interprets this phrase to include African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaskan natives, Asian-Americans, and Pacific Islanders,” the complaint adds. “But white farmers and ranchers are not included within the definition of ‘socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers’ making them ineligible for aid under these federal programs.”
For being a legal organization, the AFL gets a bit blustery here and seems to conflate racial discrimination with some sort of injustice towards poor whites and goes full bore here:
“These racial exclusions are patently unconstitutional, and the Court should permanently enjoin their enforcement,” the AFL opined. “Doing so will promote equal rights under the law for all American citizens and promote efforts to stop racial discrimination.”
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Seems to me like this idea is not just the old cliche — “putting the cart before the horse,” this is walking the cart backward as well. The reason we assist people of color is that our affluent white ancestors (including the Founding Fathers) continually ground these folks under their Bible black heels. It’s up to white people to right the wrongs of their ancestors.
But that’s not how Miller or the lawsuit’s lead plaintiff, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, who according to the AFL, is acting as a private citizen, seem to see it.
Stephen Miller, in a statement announcing the lawsuit, used the words of the late Martin Luther King Jr., writing “Americans ‘should not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.'”
“MLK’s vision is fundamental to our democracy, in which all citizens are equal both in front of the law and in the eyes of their Creator,” Miller wrote. “For this reason, AFL is filing a lawsuit today against the Biden administration to prevent it from administering programs created under the American Rescue Plan Act that discriminate against American farmers and ranchers based upon the basis of race.”
So here we have a man who supports white nationalism talking about racism as if he knows anything about it. He was the driving force behind Trump’s draconian “no tolerance” family separation policies, and now he and the AFL have also filed a legal challenge to Biden’s immigration policies, using the pandemic as an excuse.
He’s the very definition of white privilege.