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Shirley Sherrod

The Racism Faux-Scandals

John McQuaid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John McQuaid

The right is using its media echo chamber to settle scores and reinforce its own "oppression narrative" in which black racism is a major national problem, and in which racism is not measured by material facts, but by what's allegedly in your head.

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.

Maddow: White House 'Inexplicably Keeps Falling For' Fox News Stunts

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Rachel Maddow went after Fox News Tuesday night for its role in propagating the Shirley Sherrod story, but she also criticized the White House for con...

Sherrod's Real Lesson: The Power of Personal Evolution

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

Shirley demonstrated a quality too often missing in our leaders: evolution. She used the incident with the white farmer as an opportunity to learn more about the scope of equity.

Liberals Miss the Point

Oghene Oyiborhoro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Oghene Oyiborhoro

The Shirley Sherrod fallout is not a time to point figures at one another for liberals but rather go on the offensive. Sherrod is the United States Department of Agriculture employee who came under fire for a supposed inflammatory speech.

Jason Linkins

Shirley Sherrod Scandal: How The White House Is Backing Away From The Decision To Fire Her

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

My cynical heart has been tickled to watch the Obama administration frantically back away from the stupid decision to fire Sherrod. I'm being led to believe that this was all Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack's call.

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...

There Are No Winners in the Shirley Sherrod Case

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

Sherrod is an innocent woman who became a pawn in an ugly game to discredit the Obama Administration. She has become the symbol of what's wrong with Washington.

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...

President Obama: Time to Man-Up and Rehire Shirley Sherrod -- and Apologize

Oliver Willis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Oliver Willis

Shirley Sherrod is the kind of person whose service deserves reward, not to have her name dragged through the right wing mud with the aid of the highest office in the land.

Re-Hire Shirley Sherrod Immediately.

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

Shirley Sherrod, who has helped countless farmers keep their land, was accused by Fox of racism based on manipulative editing of a tape of a speech she gave about how she learned that race should never matter in helping the poor.

'Racism' Video That Led To Firing Federal Official Was Materially Altered

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

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is standing by its quick decision to oust a black Agriculture Department employee over racially tinged rem...

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...