Georgia Director of Rural Development Shirley Sherrod admitted in a speech at the NAACP that she discriminated against farmers because they were white. But she says she was wrongly accused. Now she gives her side to the story.
If she is the reconciler she claims to be, then I feel bad for this woman, and I apologize. She deserves her job back. The NAACP declared war on the Tea Party, and she is an innocent casualty. My response to her audience, however, hasn’t changed. Their reaction to Ms. Sherrod’s treatment of that white farmer still speaks volumes. On the bright side, their overreaction shows the NAACP and their Democrat puppet masters are running scared, and that is good. It shows they are fully aware of the fire they’re playing with when they engage in racial demagoguery. If they decide to table their racial strategy for the November elections, then something good will have come of this.
FOX News reported:
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Tuesday stood by his decision to demand the resignation of a Georgia official over a controversial YouTube clip, though the ex-official claimed afterward that the Obama administration never gave her a chance to tell her side of the story.
“Yesterday, I asked for and accepted Ms. Sherrod’s resignation for two reasons. First, for the past 18 months, we have been working to turn the page on the sordid civil rights record at USDA and this controversy could make it more difficult to move forward on correcting injustices. Second, state rural development directors make many decisions and are often called to use their discretion,” he said. “The controversy surrounding her comments would create situations where her decisions, rightly or wrongly, would be called into question making it difficult for her to bring jobs to Georgia.”