(FixThisNation.com) – Three small business agencies are part of a lawsuit against a federal agency that has been supporting minority-owned businesses, while allegedly not following the Constitution in providing equal treatment under the law.
The lawsuit was filed by the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) on behalf of Jeffrey Nuziard, Matthew Piper, and Christian Brucker against the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), which helped “minority business enterprises (MBEs) owned and operated by African Americans, Asian Americans, Hasidic Jews, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders.”
The agency was created in the 1960s through a presidential authority, however, its power was permanently authorized and expanded with the Infrastructure Act in 2021. The three plaintiffs have tried to get the support of MDBA for their businesses, but they have not been allowed to because of their race.
Christian Bruckner, is a Romanian immigrant to the United States and the owner of a contracting company in Florida. He had originally sought federal assistance through the MDBA but had been rejected because the agency is focused on “people of ethnic minority.” From there they redirected him to a private company that would require compensation for their support. He noted that when he had come to the U.S. in the 1970s he had thought that this was the “freest nation on earth.”
Jeffrey Nuziard is a U.S. Army veteran from the Dallas-Ft. Worth metro area which currently owns and operates Sexual Wellness Centers of Texas in two separate locations. Nuziard was also unable to access an MBDA grant because of his race.
The third plaintiff Matthew Piper owns an architecture agency in Wisconsin and was also rejected from the MBDA because of his race.
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