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An employee of the Department of Agriculture has resigned, after conservative media outlets posted video Monday of her describing a time in the past when she hadn't used the "full force" of her abilities to help a farmer because he was white.
NAACP CEO Ben Jealous was also quick to condemn Sherrod's actions, though. In a statement Monday posted on Breitbart's Big Government site, he said:
Her actions were shameful. While she went on to explain in the story that she ultimately realized her mistake, as well as the common predicament of working people of all races, she gave no indication she had attempted to right the wrong she had done to this man.
In response, Sherrod told CNN that it was "unfortunate that the NAACP would make a statement without even checking to see what happened. This was 24 years ago, and I'm telling a story to try to unite people."
Originally posted by jibeho
This story is growing legs as we speak. Apparently, the wife of the farmer in question has come forward to say that this incident is just not true in the way the story is being played out and that Sherrod was very helpful to her husband way back in 1986.
Sherrod is also claiming heavy pressure to resign from the White House. 4 phone calls apparently.
Let's let it play out
Originally posted by jefwane
Just saw this lady on CNN and it seems like the "request" for her to resign came directly from the whitehouse.