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Resignation of Shirley Sherrod

An African American employee of the United States Department of Agriculture and USDA director of Rural Development in Georgia, was controversially forced to resign after a video surfaced on the Internet

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A Big Embarassment for the Country, a Boon for Her!

  • Jul 22, 2010
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I only rated this topic low because I feel it was an embarassment to the Government, the USDA, FOX, the NAACP and to Shirley herself in the cowardly way she was told to resign.  Shirley will be the big winner in the end because of the "Rush To Judgement" and the painful apologies that needed to be made.  Shirley became an overnight star and will be able to go onto talk shows, write a book and garner a lot of money.  Also she should be able to get any position she wants and will virtually have an open reign since she will not be able to be "fired" again.

It just goes to show you that the news media is quick to jump on any little tidbit and report anything and those in power should do their homework before listening to the tirades of the political pundits that show once again that most of them are just annoying entertainers and not sources of news.

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August 27, 2010
Michael, I whole heartedly agree. It seems as though your take on her future actions was very prescient. She turned down working for the administration and is making speeches around the country.
 
July 23, 2010
Yeah, this was way embarrassing for the country, but at least the administration owned up to the mistake and issued a speedy apology, just about as speedy as she was forced to resign. I'm just surprised at the lack of internal review here. Thanks for sharing, Michael! And best of luck to Shirley.
 
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Shirley Sherrod (born 1948 in Baker County, Georgia), an African American employee of the United States Department of Agriculture and USDA director of Rural Development in Georgia, was controversially forced to resign after a video surfaced on the Internet  that appeared to show her making racist statements about a white farmer who sought her help after his farm was about to be foreclosed  upon.  It was later discovered that the original internet video was edited with the intention of deceiving the public about the nature of Sherrod's statements.  The event re-ignited a debate regarding racism in the United States and about the decisions made by the administration of Barack Obama.  Sherrod has since received an apology from the administration, and has been offered another job with the Department of Agriculture.
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