August 3, 2010

Shirley Sherrod, ex-USDA worker: White House forced me to resign over fabricated racial controversy

On July 19, 2010, Shirley Sherrod was forced to resign from her position as Georgia State Director of Rural Development for the United States Department of Agriculture after conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart posted on his website excerpts of a video of Sherrod’s address at a NAACP event in March, 2010.  Breitbart alleged NAACP members condoned racism, despite publicly opposing it.  In the video excerpts, Sherrod, an African-American woman, described her actions while employed at a […]