Posted on May 20, 2021

Federal Judge Says Biden Restaurant Fund Discriminated Against White Male

John Kruzel, The Hill, May 19, 2021

A federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary ruling Tuesday which found that the Biden administration’s nearly $29 billion restaurant relief fund discriminated against a white male restaurateur.

In an 18-page ruling, the judge ordered the Small Business Administration (SBA) relief program to temporarily stop prioritizing funding applications from businesses owned by women and racial minorities, over that of the plaintiff.

U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor, an appointee of former President George W. Bush, found that the plaintiff is “experiencing race and sex discrimination at the hand of government officials.”


The dispute arose after Philip Greer, a white male restaurant owner, brought a lawsuit on Sunday against the SBA over alleged violations of the Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause.


Greer’s lawsuit was backed by the America First Legal Foundation, a conservative litigation firm led by former Trump aide Stephen Miller.

“This ruling is the first, but crucial, step towards ending government-sponsored racial discrimination,” Miller said in a statement. {snip}