The Evil Genius Posted July 29, 2010 Share Posted July 29, 2010 Outstanding. I hope she ends his career. I know it won't happen. But in a just world... http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100729/ap_on_re_us/us_usda_racism_resignation;_ylt=AjF5irLy_loqYZIbQNCTWMms0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTN1NnM4cnZ1BGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTAwNzI5L3VzX3VzZGFfcmFjaXNtX3Jlc2lnbmF0aW9uBGNjb2RlA21vc3Rwb3B1bGFyBGNwb3MDNgRwb3MDMwRwdANob21lX2Nva2UEc2VjA3luX2hlYWRsaW5lX2xpc3QEc2xrA291c3RlZHVzZGFlbQ-- By JESSE WASHINGTON, AP National Writer Jesse Washington, Ap National Writer – 2 mins ago SAN DIEGO – Ousted Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod said Thursday she will sue a conservative blogger who posted a video edited in a way that made her appear racist. Sherrod was forced to resign last week as director of rural development in Georgia after Andrew Breitbart posted the edited video online. In the full video, Sherrod, who is black, spoke to a local NAACP group about racial reconciliation and overcoming her initial reluctance to help a white farmer. Speaking Thursday at the National Association of Black Journalists convention, Sherrod said she would definitely sue over the video that took her remarks out of context. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has since offered Sherrod a new job in the department. She has not decided whether to accept. Sherrod said she had not received an apology from Breitbart and no longer wanted one. "He had to know that he was targeting me," she said. Breitbart did not immediately respond to a call or e-mails seeking comment. He has said he posted the portion of the speech where she expresses reservations about helping the white farmer to prove that racism exists in the NAACP, which had just demanded that the tea party movement renounce any bigoted elements. Some members of the NAACP audience appeared to approve when Sherrod described her reluctance to help the farmer. MORE AFTER LINK Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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