Government official fired for making racist comments at NAACP rally

UPDATE: Upon viewing the full video, I think that the incident isn’t really as bad as I initially thought, so I am retracting this post.

Here’s the video:

There’s your racism – and at an NAACP event, no less. They’re the ones who are obsessed by race.

Big Government has the story. (H/T Hot Air)


We are in possession of a video from in which Shirley Sherrod, USDA Georgia Director of Rural Development, speaks at the NAACP Freedom Fund dinner in Georgia. In her meandering speech to what appears to be an all-black audience, this federally appointed executive bureaucrat lays out in stark detail, that her federal duties are managed through the prism of race and class distinctions.

In the first video, Sherrod describes how she racially discriminates against a white farmer. She describes how she is torn over how much she will choose to help him. And, she admits that she doesn’t do everything she can for him, because he is white. Eventually, her basic humanity informs that this white man is poor and needs help. But she decides that he should get help from “one of his own kind”. She refers him to a white lawyer.

Sherrod’s racist tale is received by the NAACP audience with nodding approval and murmurs of recognition and agreement. Hardly the behavior of the group now holding itself up as the supreme judge of another groups’ racial tolerance.

And she’s been fired for it. (H/T Hot Air)


The Agriculture Department announced Monday, shortly after published its initial report on the video, that Sherrod had resigned.

“There is zero tolerance for discrimination at USDA, and I strongly condemn any act of discrimination against any person,” Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in a written statement. “We have been working hard through the past 18 months to reverse the checkered civil rights history at the department and take the issue of fairness and equality very seriously.

Finally we find some racism at a political rally – and it’s all on the left side of the aisle.


Another video:

From the BlogProf.

2 thoughts on “Government official fired for making racist comments at NAACP rally”

  1. Silly you. Didn’t you know that you can’t be classified as “racist” if you’re not the one in power? Sheesh! Get with the program!


  2. I’m glad you posted on this. I was going to but didn’t feel up to the effort today.

    It’s good to see it finally came back on her.


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