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Black USDA official resigns after admitting she only 'did enough' for white farmer

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posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 11:26 AM
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Black USDA official resigns after admitting she only 'did enough' for white farmer


www.msnbc.msn.com

A black USDA official in Georgia has resigned after publicly admitting she didn't help a white man trying to save his farm to the "full force" of her power and instead referred him to "one of his own."

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he had accepted Shirley Sherrod's resignation, saying there was "zero tolerance for discrimination at USDA."

The NAACP, which recently condemned racism in tea party groups , also issued a statement Monday night saying: "Racism is about the abuse of power. Sherrod had it in her position at USDA. According to her remarks, she mistreated a whit
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posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 11:26 AM
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So, her main reason for not helping out the "white farmer" was because she felt as if he was acting "superior" to her? Wow, that's pretty ignorant. And to top it off, she said this publicly? Really careless.

If this were a white man saying this sort of thing, he'd be probably be crucified and possibly sued. But this woman will quietly shuffle out the picture while the Lindsay Lohan Hollywood stories drown it out.

www.msnbc.msn.com
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posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 11:42 AM
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Dam! You beat me by 8 minutes, but I did a search? Maybe it took me that long to type mine up? Sorry!

Mine is in the Breaking Political News forum, so they might let them both stay, but Mods, feel free to close mine if you like.

I will go put up a link to this thread as well.



posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 12:12 PM
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Even the NAACP sees that no matter what race you are....racism is racism regardless of your color. To bad a group like the New Black Panthers are masquerading as the original Black Panthers. Big difference between the two.

The New Black Panthers are just like the KKK...there is no difference in my opinion. The original Black Panthers are more about Dr. Kings message these days. Which I think everyone could agree that a message of unity amongst races is the future. We must stand strong against these people who seek to divide us. We are human beings first, and we all live on the same home...EARTH.

This woman is just a blatant racist pig.

[edit on 7/20/2010 by CaptGizmo]



posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 12:14 PM
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Racism. Plain and simple.

She needs some sensitivity training and a demotion.

And maybe some community service in poor white communities.



posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 12:27 PM
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She will be just like another Van Jones story. Soros will hire her, NAACP will award a Lifetime Achievement Award, and Obama would run around saying he did not know her & she was fully vetted by the people who check backgrounds.

This was not something this lady accidentally said without filtering, she really believes that with the hoopla of the state run media against those who criticize Obama, those who support AZ, being identified as racists. She figured that any hate speech against the whites would be applauded and encouraged. Its just that State run Media and Obama can promote racially inequality all they want, the Majority of Americans are not buying it.



posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 12:58 PM
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She is currently trying to blame everyone else (including the Obama administration) for "taking her remarks out of context".

I watched the video, and heard exactly what she said and how she said it, and she clearly stated that because the white farmer was talking down to her, added to her thoughts about poor black farmers, it caused her to do less than she could to help this guy save his farm, i.e. she just plain doesn't like white people.

I have seen a lot more anti-white racism over the last 10 years than anti-black racism. The fact that 60% of whites voted for a black presidential candidate in preference to a white one pretty much nailed the coffin lid shut on that one. But racism flourishes when it is not stamped out, and I'm afraid that black racism has been, and is being allowed, to grow unabated, just watch the routine of any black stand up comic if you don't believe me.

Ironically, it is actually one of the few genuine national conspiracies alive today.



posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 01:19 PM
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Does anyone see what is happening here?

You cannot say anything you believe, anymore in the political offices.

This lady was fired. Resigned is the PC term.

The general in Afghanistan was fired. Resigned was the PC term.

Obama is a poor leader. Firing an employee without trying to make them a better employee is poor form.

Now America's leaders have its employees living in fear like all corporations in this country and to make things worse...everyone becomes a YES MAN because they fear retribution for going against the grain.

Right and wrong have died in the country. On-board or off-board are your choices.

Remind you of Pirates? Swab the plank you are about to walk slaves!



posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 01:25 PM
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I'm going to go ahead and guess that every single person who has replied to this thread is white. I'm white too, though, so I expect to be thrown aside as brainwashed and PC (are those the PC terms for Race Traitor these days?)

-- Okay that was needlessly harsh, but I thought it was funny enough to be worth it!

Aaaanyway. This woman acted with extreme racism, and she ought to receive due punishment, such as her resignation. However, white people still dominate the power structures of our society; there remains an institution of white-is-best racism in our government. It is significantly weaker than it ever was before, or else this woman never would have had the opportunity to act as wretchedly as she did. But it makes perfect sense for people to not jump on this like they would a white politician. I hope they don't. this is such a smaller issue than white-on-everyone-else racism that to blow it out of proportion is to undo decades upon decades of work.



posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 01:25 PM
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Giving it back, I guess. This is what seems to happen when you invest your self-worth or your power in the achievements and power of others. I don't know how to say what I want to say here, but here's a try. The fact that a black man is now president has changed people and their attitudes about themselves and toward each other, and not always in positive ways. And that goes for people of all races.



posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 01:41 PM
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Former USDA employee says White House pressured her to resign





Shirley Sherrod, who resigned Monday as the department's director of rural development for Georgia, told CNN she had four calls telling her the White House wanted her to resign.

"They asked me to resign, and in fact they harassed me as I was driving back to the state office from West Point, Georgia, yesterday," she said. The last call "asked me to pull to the side of the road and do it [resign]," she said.


The last call "asked me to pull to the side of the road and do it [resign]," she said.

WOW I think this is horrible actually,

www.cnn.com...

The way I understood her was, she was struggling to be fair, but in the end thought the best way was to help all she could, what bothered me more then her speech was the crowds reaction to what she said.



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posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 01:45 PM
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Two wrongs don't make a right.

But as it is said, "What goes around comes around".

Lets put all of the cards on the table.

We are talking about one instance of a White farmer losing his farm.
Whereas there has existed a 1997 lawsuit and after 3 administrations was just recently awarded to Black Farmers by the SOTUS who had lost their farmlands after past decades of racial discrimination by the USDA.

No one reported on the other Farmers being discriminated against.
Only this one instance of late....

Excerpt from the Washington Post Article:


The Obama administration announced a $1.25 billion settlement Thursday to resolve charges by thousands of black farmers who say that for decades the Agriculture Department discriminated against them in loan programs. Cabinet officials exhorted Congress to approve the deal by setting aside money for the farmers, who have fought through three administrations to secure a measure of justice. In the starkest cases, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said, farmers lost their property after local administrators slow-pedaled loan applications, leaving them unable to plant key crops.



www.washingtonpost.com...



posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 01:46 PM
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Originally posted by ~Lucidity
The fact that a black man is now president has changed people and their attitudes about themselves and toward each other, and not always in positive ways. And that goes for people of all races.


Yes it has and that's opening up a whole can of worm's.



posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 01:49 PM
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I am not sure it was racism, I think it was more like, resentment.

I had no idea black farmers were discriminated against,

She did make a distinction, between peoples though, sad.

What century is this?



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posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 01:49 PM
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Originally posted by LiQuiD_FuSioN


If this were a white man saying this sort of thing,


Sure sign to buckle up and get ready for some good ole fashioned race baiting.

She discriminated, she's out of a job, even the NAACP condemned her?

What are you blathering on about?



posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 01:52 PM
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She discriminated, she's out of a job, even the NAACP condemned her?


They are rethinking that decision and that it might have been made to hastily.



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posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 02:14 PM
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Wow, once again the MSM puts racial tension into the media!!!
I knew something would come of this individual and her bias.

(Edit)
Here is an afterthought,
As usual this woman left her post at the USDA "because of the bad she had done"
Keep your eyes open and see where Shirley Sherrod pops up next.
I have no doubt she is already working for another agency somewhere in the Gumment.

[edit on 20-7-2010 by g146541]



posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 02:29 PM
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once again the MSM puts racial tension into the media!!!


I cannot disagree with that,



posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 06:15 PM
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Apparently all is not as it seems. Media Matters has this report. And, yes, this is from David Brock, one of the few good conservatives who refused to stand by.


Originally posted by zroth
Now America's leaders have its employees living in fear like all corporations in this country and to make things worse...everyone becomes a YES MAN because they fear retribution for going against the grain.

Right and wrong have died in the country. On-board or off-board are your choices.


Right. You are either with us or against us.

I used to wonder how Germany ended up with Nazism and its evils. In the 1980's I got my first clue, when a Marine Colonel, Oliver "Ollie" North, who became a hero to many, lied to Congress. The citizenry has become angrily and fearfully divided on purpose for political/corporate means. For 30 years it was over guns, God and gays, now its "racism". Oh, there was Willie Horton in 1988, but what is happening today is far beyond that.

Be afraid, be very afraid. And do it with lies. That is the great debt of unethicalness and cowardness we are passing along to our grandchildren. And that may just well prove to be worse than monetary debt.

One last thing, I can remember the tragedy of farmers losing their farms and even their lives by suicide, and to dredge up and use this time to score stupid, meaningless points is unforgivable!



posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 07:08 PM
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Explanation: TOTAL FREAKING BEATUP! This thread makes me want to PUKE!
:bnghd:

St*r for Stormdancer777 for providing the cnn link

Here is why... [note all quotes are from the cnn link linked in Stormdancer777's post here... www.abovetopsecret.com... ]


Sherrod said Tuesday that the incident with the farmer in 1986 occurred before she started work for the USDA and was working at the nonprofit Federation of Southern Cooperatives. She said the experience helped her learn to move beyond race and she tells the story to audiences to make that point.



To prove she had done her job, she said, she took him to a white lawyer. "I figured that if I take him to one of them, that his own kind would take care of him," she said.

But that lawyer failed to help, she said. "I did not discriminate against [the farmer]. And, in fact, I went all out to frantically look for a lawyer at the last minute because the first lawyer we went to was not doing anything to really help him. In fact, that lawyer suggested they should just let the farm go." She was able to find an attorney to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy to help the family stay on the farm, she said.


So it happened 24yrs ago!
And she learned her lesson and the farmer said there was no foul and what they were doing to her was wrong!


Meanwhile, the farmer referenced in the clip told CNN he credits Sherrod with helping his family save their farm.

"I don't know what brought up the racist mess," Roger Spooner told CNN's "Rick's List." "They just want to stir up some trouble, it sounds to me in my opinion."

Spooner says Sherrod accompanied him and his wife to a lawyer in Americus, Georgia, who was able to help them file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which ultimately saved their farm.

"If it hadn't been for her, we would've never known who to see or what to do," he said. "She led us right to our success."

Spooner's wife, Eloise, remembered Sherrod as "nice-mannered, thoughtful, friendly; a good person."

She said that when she saw the story of the tape and Sherrod's resignation on television, "I said, 'That ain't right. They have not treated her right.' "


Personal Disclosure:
Boooo!
Boooooooo!

To the members who have tried to villify this lady...Go hold your Kangaroo court elsewhere and stop these dumb stunts you
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