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Shirley Sherrod Contract Talks With USDA Turn Rocky

The Washington Post | Krissah Thompson | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

USDA's plans to forge a consulting contract with former Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod have turned rocky. Sherrod, who met briefly wi...

The Odd Timing of Shirley Sherrod's Lawsuit Against Andrew Breitbart

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Stranahan

Until Mrs. Sherrod plunged herself headfirst into the Pigford story by suing my film's funder, Andrew Brietbart, I wasn't clear on how central a figure she was.

Shirley Sherrod Sues Andrew Breitbart Over Video

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Shirley Sherrod has filed a lawsuit against Andrew Breitbart over a video released by the conservative personality that lead to her ouster as an offic...

Emails Show Shirley Sherrod Fired In Rush Over Edited Video

Los Angeles Times | Peter Nicholas and Kathleen Hennessey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama administration officials knew they did not have all the facts last summer when they rushed to dismiss Shirley Sherrod from the Agriculture Depar...

We Can't Yield -- Not Now, Not Ever

Shirley Sherrod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shirley Sherrod

Life is a grindstone. But whether it grinds us down or polishes us up depends on us.

WaPo 'On Faith': Shirley Sherrod: Racial Healing And God's Amazing Grace

The Washington Post | Gustav Niebuhr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

In reporting on Shirley Sherrod's case, commentators have focused on the high-pressure dysfunctions of the 24-hour news cycle, the embarrassing, knee-...

Shirley Sherrod: Beyond the Media Circus, Lessons for Economic Progress

David M. Abromowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David M. Abromowitz

Many will take away from the Shirley Sherrod media incident merely that fact checking is vital when information is so easy to manipulate. But there are more important lessons to be learned.

Immediate Action for Longstanding Injustice

John W. Boyd Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John W. Boyd Jr.

The White House referred to Sherrod's firing as "a teachable moment." I learned that a black woman can be fired for the accusation that she discriminated, yet instances of discrimination against minority farmers go unresolved.

A Love Affair Gone Wrong: Liberals Abandon Their Beloved Obama

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

We liberals should be mad as hell at the opposition -- Breitbart and Fox News -- not Obama or his administration that fell over itself in the Shirley Sherrod affair.

Of Teachable Moments

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Taylor Marsh

Whatever teachable moment people crave on race, Pres. Obama who stated plainly a long time ago that he's not interested in "the ideological battles that we fought during the '90s that were really extensions of battles we fought since the '60s."

Bob Herbert On Shirley Sherrod: Obama Running From Race Issue

New York Times | BOB HERBERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Shirley Sherrod story tells us so much about ourselves, and none of it is pretty. The most obvious and shameful fact is that the Obama administrat...

Barack Obama, The National NAACP, and Chickensh*t Liberalism

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

There used to be a time when liberals, progressive and civil rights leaders stood up to right-wing bullies like Andrew Breitbart and Fox News, fighting back, sometimes even risking their lives. No more, it seems.

Thank You Shirley Sherrod

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

Have Obama and his advisors become so timid that they either run away or only belatedly respond to obvious issues of race like they are a live grenade, too dangerous or too hot to handle?

Four Ways To Avoid Future Shirley Sherrod Debacles

Politics Daily | Walter Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An apologetic phone call from Barack Obama and a new (and still unaccepted) job offer from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack should help end the media...

Apologizing to Sherrod Step in the Right Direction, but Many Lessons to Be Learned

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rev. Jesse Jackson

The mass media proved completely incapable of handling this latest issue of race and racism in an objective and thoughtful manner. The media jumped on the bandwagon to unfairly smear her integrity.

Obama Blames Media For His Administration's Firing Of Shirley Sherrod

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack erred in pushing out Shirley Sherrod over allegations of racism that later proved unsubstantiat...

Sherrod, Obama, and the Strength of Roots

Tom Hayden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Hayden

My introduction to virulent southern racism came in 1961 when I ventured to Albany, Georgia. It was then I met, and came to admire, a brave young civil rights worker named Charles Sherrod

The Trouble With Shirley: Race, Power and the Cow in the Room

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
C. Nicole Mason

In our efforts to move past race, we have run right smack into it. There is no doubt about it. Rather than moving us toward a post-racial society, it has made us hyper vigilant of how race and power intersect in American society.

If It's Okay, I Prefer Assistant: Sherrod's Unique Position (VIDEO)

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Karen Dalton-Beninato

This is how I picture Sherrod accepting the unique position offered by the Agriculture Department yesterday.

Scammed: What Shirley Sherrod and Social Security Have in Common

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Shirley Sherrod and the Social Security system have a lot more in common than their initials. In both cases, the administration spent too much time playing along, rather than asking tough questions and fighting for what's right.

Shirley Sherrod and the Right: A Day That Will Live in Infamy

Mark Potok | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Potok

We face many serious problems, from a crashed economy to the largest oil spill in our history. But no American should ignore another serious threat to our integrity as a nation and a culture: the far-right propagandists.

President Obama Do the Right Thing, Order the Reinstatement of Shirley Sherrod

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The White House should not be bullied, intimidated, badgered, and ultimately hit the panic and appeasement button every time the bogus shout is made that the administration is tilting toward minorities.

Shirley Sherrod Defended By Diverse Coalition Calling For USDA To Give Her Job Back

Huffington Post | Adam J. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***Scroll down for videos, including a complete version of Shirley Sherrod's speech that started the controversy.*** Shirley Sherrod has accomplished...

WATCH: USDA Official Admits Racial Preference During NAACP Banquet, Resigns

Huffington Post | Adam J. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATED*** 7/20/10, 6:49PM Shirley Sherrod says that she was forced to resign from her position at the USDA after her comments were taken out of c...