WASHINGTON — Former Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod says she wants to discuss racial issues with President Obama, but there’s need for him to apologize for her wretched week. Making appearances on network news shows, Sherrod repeats she isn’t certain she’ll return to the Agriculture Department, which forced her out earlier this week and then […]
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack sincerely apologized to Shirley Sherrod for his own rush to judgement after viewing the edited footage of her heartfelt speech to a group of young people at a recent NAACP banquet. Vilsack admitted that the decision to dismiss Sherrod was his and his alone. Vilsack not only offered his apology […]
The Shirley Sherrod debacle, yet again, reveals an ugly and unfortunate truth. This country is suffering from a psychological disorder. Joy Leary calls it “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome.” Whatever it is, it’s clear that we have been traumatized not only by our despicable history of slavery and racism but our ongoing refusal to deal with […]
From HuffingtonPost.com: Shirley Sherrod has accomplished a number of things in her career, but she had never planned on uniting Glenn Beck and the NAACP.
Was an Obama Administration official who hastily forced the resignation of a Black USDA Director rushing to judgement? Tom Vilsack, the USDA Secretary requested the resignation of Shirley Sherrod yesterday for her remarks in a speech to the NAACP recently. Those remarks, in reference to a white farmer Ms. Sherrod once helped some 24 […]
Shirley Sherrod, Director of Rural Development with the USDA abruptly resigned yesterday after Fox News aired video of a speech made recently at an NAACP banquet in which she admitted she did not help a white farmer trying to save his farm with the “full Force” of her power and instead referred him to […]