Judge rules against minority business agency for discrimination

by ian

A Texas court says a decades-old government agency has ‘flagrantly’ discriminated against whites.

President Richard Nixon established the Minority Business Development Agency in 1969 to boost businesses owned by black Americans and other minority groups. The Biden administration then boosted funds to the agency through the American Rescue Plan.

But a Texas judge ruled against the agency on Tuesday. He sided with white business owners who accused the federal government of “picking winners and losers based on wokeism.” The agency is now ordered to reform and serve all business owners regardless of race.

The ruling may fuel future lawsuits against government affirmative action policies and nonprofits that single out minorities for their services.