Economy May 21

USDA to begin paying off loans of minority farmers in June

Minority farmers who for decades have faced systemic discrimination will begin to receive debt relief beginning in early June under what Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack calls one of the most significant pieces of civil rights legislation in decades.

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund recently launched a civil rights lawyer scholarship program as a pipeline to “address racial injustice and inequality in the South." NewsHour Weekend's Ivette Feliciano spoke with Associate Director-Counsel, Janai Nelson about the program…