Skip to comments.NAACP Statement on the Resignation of Shirley Sherrod (Thanks Andrew Breitbart, kinda)
Posted on 07/19/2010 10:04:09 PM PDT by kristinn
(BALTIMORE, MD) NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous issued the following statement today after learning of the resignation of Shirley Sherrod of the United States Department of Agriculture:
Since our founding in 1909, the NAACP has been a multi-racial, multi-faith organization that-- while generally rooted in African American communities-- fights to end racial discrimination against all Americans.
We concur with US Agriculture Secretary Vilsack in accepting the resignation of Shirley Sherrod for her remarks at a local NAACP Freedom Fund banquet.
Racism is about the abuse of power. Sherrod had it in her position at USDA. According to her remarks, she mistreated a white farmer in need of assistance because of his race.
We are appalled by her actions, just as we are with abuses of power against farmers of color and female farmers.
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.
The reaction from many in the audience is disturbing. We will be looking into the behavior of NAACP representatives at this local event and take any appropriate action.
We thank those who brought this to our national office's attention, as there are hundreds of local fundraising dinners each year.
Sherrod's behavior is even more intolerable in light of the US Department of Agriculture's well documented history of denying opportunities to African American, Latino, Asian American, and Native American farmers, as well as female farmers of all races. Currently, justice for many of these farmers is being held up by Congress. We would hope all who share our outrage at Sherrod's statements would join us in pushing for these cases to be remedied.
The NAACP will continue to advance the ideals of America and fight for freedom, justice and fairness for all Americans.
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.
What about the gay whale farmers?
She gave her speech at least a year ago, while accepting an award from the NAACP. Why didn’t they release this statement within minutes of her speech?
This might very well be the all-time Federal record for shortest elapsed time between the publication of the offense and the “resignation”.
Point taken. For the record she gave her speech on March 27 of this year. About four months ago.
Ah. So it is therefore impossible to be racist toward the President of the United States, who is the most powerful person in the world. Thanks, NAACP, good to know.
This way if they’re asked about it they can say, “That’s yesterday’s news. We’re moving on.”
No need to parse this to find (more) villains. The NAACP did the right thing. For once.
“What about the gay whale farmers?”
Jealous has made a proper response. That being said, the end paragraphs highlight that he wants more done for farmers who have been denied opportunities. I read that as reparations.
“Racism is about the abuse of power.”
Not any more. Racism is about abusing or denigrating someone because of the color of their skin; or promoting an organization that is race based. Like “La Raza” and the “National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.” These are both racist organizations. Period.
I read that as PORK
So they are appalled at the dismissal of the voter intimidation case in Philly, right? [ding! you are free to resume disbelief]
Moral equivocation at it’s finest. It is what liberals do best. Too bad we couldn’t market it in brush and paint...we’d have a nation of da Vinci’s.
Shouldn’t the rest of his Czars resign for hating Whites too?
Pray for America
“The reaction from many in the audience is disturbing. We will be looking into the behavior of NAACP representatives at this local event and take any appropriate action.”
Ok, now I bet you Mr. NAACP President, that if ANY Tea Partier got up and said anything remotely racist like that at a Tea Party, the audience would have acted different, more than likely the speaker would have been booed off the stage.
Whats worse a few racist signs in the audience from some lone racist, and idiots showing up to infiltrate their hateful desires at a tea party. Or a crowd of NAACP members nodding along, laughing, vocally agreeing, without a whimper of protest against a clearly racist speaker?
He gets out of acknowledging her stupid comments by stating that there are hundreds of local fund raisers each year. My suggestion to Jealous is this: Demand a copy of the tapes of each dinner to be audited by BREITBART first. If more instances are found, and are each in turn condemned, then I will be more receptive to apologies by Jealous.
And what about some of the speakers/”honored” guests they’ve had over the years, aside from this bitch?
Has Calypso Louie addressed them? “Rev.” Wright? What’s the NAACP’s position on racial quotas (i.e. profiling against whites and Asians)?
I bet we could put together a pretty long list of their transgressions.
"Is that a harpoon in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?"
...especially if it's a sperm whale.
One wonders why a banquet room full of people so keenly attuned to racism as naacp members did not itself bring this matter to the attention of Ms Sherrod's employers.
One only wonders briefly, though.
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Is he talking about indigo, orange and collard greens farmers?
Now I'm holding my breath to see if the NAACP takes on the entire Department of Justice and Attorney General Holder for their failure to criminally prosecute racially based voter intimidation.
The NAACP was forced to do the right thing for once. They did not apologize so willingly. This is significant because as Breitbart said, he has samples (plural) of NAACP racism, and they know it. They learned from the Acorn example, and if Breitbart is saving the best for last, this could get interesting. It is tough for the media to ignore this whole thing now that this racist USDA employee has been fired AND the NAACP has issued an apology. I would bet there is more coming.
There are also hundreds of tea parties, he probably doesn’t care to take that into an account.
If Breitbart has more, I hope he continues release them.
Speak truth to power.
There was no objection on the part of the NAACP then, they did not discreetly or publicly strip her of the award following her performance then. They have not said they will take back the award now. I am glad that the NAACP acted swiftly when outed but why must they be outed before they decry the comments as inappropriate?
So, according to their own standards this is a ‘win’ for Breitbart? After all the Tea Party Express/Federation thing was a ‘win’ for the NAACP, or so they say.
Correct! One incident from one Tea Party participant makes all Tea Party members racist. There have already been numerous statements by black “leaders” which have been far more incendiary that the satire by Mark Williams. Our country will mature when there is uniform outrage across all racial lines whenever black “leaders” go racist in their language.
OK! Where do I send the cleaning bill for this keyboard, monitor and and carpeting! Thank God I am working at home these days. If I had been in an office I would have sprayed coffee on half the staff.
This was a huge kick in the nuts to the NAACP. Jealous is in a quandary. He can have an investigation and genuinely condemn other attacks on whites, or he can clam up. I am betting he will clam up. Better that way. Any further attacks on the Tea Party become impotent.
Meanwhile, they cheered her "hate whitey" speech and then presented her with an award immediately afterward.
Very good points. This isn’t over yet.
I am seeing a pattern here.
What makes me smile is that if the NAACP wants to play tit for tat with the Tea Party, the Tea Party has a ton of tats.
It is dangerous for the next generation to permit a continuation of the double standard of race hate in America. We have to lower the boom on black racists and they have to be denied power just as we deny power from white racists. We have to end racist diversity tribal doctrines from the schools as well. If it is racist for whites; it is racist for minorities.
Finally the radical left’s white elite are the KKK of modern society. They got there’s and their kids are covered while they brew hatred against white American non-Jews to keep control over America. We have to stop cooperating with them and jumping through their race and sex division hoops.
I’m sure she’s the only one.
The NAACP should have condemned her the next day, not waited until they were "caught" by Breitbart.
“The NAACP was forced to do the right thing for once. They did not apologize so willingly. This is significant because as Breitbart said, he has samples (plural) of NAACP racism, and they know it.”
Andrew is a smart Guy.
He waited for the opportune moment to fire this Arrow.
I would not doubt that he has a Quiver full in reserve.
Don’t use the Hammer until you need to.
The NAACP has stepped in it, and they are at risk now of losing some big donors because of it.
It’s about damned time BLACK RACISM in America got the exposure it deserves. I’ve been dealing with this crap for 2+ decades.
NAACP leaders are probably urging members to purge all their videos as we speak.
“They got theres and their kids are covered while they brew hatred against white American non-Jews to keep control over America.”
Do I hear a little Anti-Semitism creeping in there?
It is Ironic that you post something that decrys race Hatred and then Include that Crap.
So you think you are better than a jew?