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Shirley Sherrod Racism

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.

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...

Tom Vilsack Offered To Resign Over Shirley Sherrod Debacle

Politico | Roger Simon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

...In a 75-minute, exclusive interview Tuesday, [Agriculture Secretary Tom] Vilsack told me about his initial suspension of Shirley Sherrod and his su...

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.

The Trouble With "Black Folks"

Molly Secours | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Molly Secours

Sherrod's resignation allows her to join the ranks of high profile Black Americans eagerly demonized in the press.

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-...

Is There Any Integrity Or Honesty Out There?

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

Self interest seems to trump "doing what is right," dragging the world into more and more of the kind of "caveat emptor" thinking that helped created the economic crisis that seems to pervade life these days.

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.

How Breitbart Won -- and Why We Must Rethink "Racism"

Rinku Sen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rinku Sen

What the right wants us to forget is that race relations are rooted in systems, and that not all racism is individual, intentional and overt.

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.

NAACP Still Hasn't Atoned for Sherrod Blunder

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

NAACP president Ben Jealous caught holy hell from black bloggers for his astoundingly embarrassing rush to judgment applauding the curb toss of Shir...

Shirley Sherrod To Obama: Come To Georgia, See How 'Regular Folks' Live

AP | BRENT KALLESTAD and MERRILL HARTSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ALBANY, Ga. — Former Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod, who was forced to resign after a blogger posted comments she made to an NA...

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...

Great Democrats: FDR, JFK, Bill Clinton, Andrew Breitbart

John Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Zogby

There are two ways for Democrats to fire up the base. One is to focus on results. The other is to let ultra-conservatives carry the ball for them by scaring the bejeezus out of key Democratic constituencies.

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.

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

Why the White House Really Rushed to Judgment on Sherrod

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Capitol Hill reporters relentlessly peppered White House press secretary Robert Gibbs with questions of why the White House rushed to judgment and dem...

Shirley Sherrod, a Family Farmer's Friend

Willie Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Willie Nelson

The real story of Shirley Sherrod deserved to be told a long time ago. She has had an amazing impact on the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of families and communities throughout the South.

Secretary Vilsack: Re-Hire Shirley Sherrod

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

Here is an opportunity for all of us. Shirley Sherrod should be reinstated. We can all learn a lesson in humility. We can all learn something about forgiveness and grace from this story.

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 Unsure If She Would Go Back To USDA After Firing

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK and BEN EVANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House did a sudden about-face Wednesday and begged for forgiveness from the black Agriculture Department employee whose o...