Skip to comments.USDA worker quits over racism charge from video
Posted on 07/20/2010 5:30:04 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
ATLANTA A black federal worker has resigned from a Georgia agricultural job after a video clip showed her saying she had not helped a farmer as much as she could have because he was white.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in a statement Tuesday he had accepted the resignation of Shirley Sherrod. Vilsack says the USDA has no tolerance for discrimination.
National NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous welcomed the resignation because the group opposes racism of all kinds.
(Excerpt) Read more at google.com ...
Track her. She’ll get a job with some loony leftist organization within an Obamafibsecond.
(Obamafibsecond is the time between Obama’s first lie and the second one refuting it.)
Suddenly,the NAACP has one opening!
She worked for the USDA and spoke at a NAACP function. The opening is in the federal government.
She resigned? Why wasn’t she fired? I’ll bet she gets some nice benefits for “resigning”.
She needs to identify this man.
Or else, she needs to be audited for EVERY person she worked with who was white and sued by every one of them.
We have always known it was there.
It is time to start calling it out when you are dealing with other races and believe you are being treated with discrimination because you are white.
Document it, go to store manager, the agency head, or the owner when you perceive you are being discriminated against.
Make sure you make your case and SUE them!
This racism, as whites become a smaller and smaller segment of the population, is going to get worse before it gets better if we don’t call it out when it happens.
This will disappear from the news forever, beginning now. But watch FR carefully, cuz in the next year or so, this thing will have a high paying job high up in the 0bama administration where she can be discriminate against achievers all she wants.
I finally said, “You have quite an attitude, don't you. Can I speak to your supervisor?”.
At that point she said that talking to her supervisor was not necessary and she was nice as could be for the rest of the transaction. Go figure.
Don’t wanna be helping no cracker.
Paging the white farmer guy who lost his farm....
It’s time to get a lawyer. Sue her, her organization, her president, and the whole damned administration.
Went to the doctor for a sinus infection two weeks ago. The nurse’s aide had zero time for me and let me know it.
Asked me what was wrong and I said I was pretty sure I had a sinus infection because over the years I have had a number of them. She said in a snide fassion “you aren’t doing drugs are you”.
I am 60 years old. Never in my life has a Doctor, much less a nurse, asked me anything like that, and then to be asked it in such a demeaning manner! I never said anything at the time, but I should have complained about her manners, demeaner, and statement. Never again.
the problem is here in Georgia the Government is job core for the blacks...they ALL act that way, noone checks up on them they have a free hand to do as they please...
The media focuses oh her.
She’s a racist, but no one in her audience objects. In fact you can hear remarks like: “that’s right...” in the background.
It’s about the whole organization, not just this crazy woman.
(and by that I mean I don’t think this is by any means the last piece of video Breitbart has of a raving black racist dropping the mask)
Ironic that her husband runs a civil rights place...
And they got millions for ‘the largest black owned, farm land’...
More telling than on racist Democrat operative is that she said this in front of a crowd and didn’t get booed or heckled because of it. Flip the races and imagine the reaction from the crowd. Unless she’s speaking for a KKK rally, she’d get some negative reaction for her racism.
“Asked me what was wrong and I said I was pretty sure I had a sinus infection because over the years I have had a number of them. She said in a snide fassion you arent doing drugs are you.”
If you don’t believe me Mam, hold out your hand and let me show you what color my snot is.
This took place back in March,the story just got out.(Fox News)
White guilt won’t last forever.
Vilsack will be "resigning" soon.
Not sure that is a race issue. From my experience Hertz rental employees are always rude no matter what their color. The most unaccomodating people I have ever come across.
Didn’t she make her comment back in March?
What took so long? Apparently not one single person at the NAACP meeting found her comment racist.
National NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous welcomed the resignation because the group opposes racism of all kinds.”
lol The statements that got her canned were made at an NAACP get together. Evidently the NAACP doesn’t mind racism if it’s the right type, unless of course it becomes too noticeable.
I also ran into something more subtle when I was in North Carolina. I stopped at a Burger King and the black girl behind the counter was very annoyed in having to take my order. She sighed and rolled her eyes, each time she had to go the trouble of pushing the little button on the register.
I found the behavior interesting as I had never encountered it before. I am from Calif. I ate my lunch and watched her. If she was helping a black person, she was friendly. If a white person came to the counter she acted like they were poking her in the eye.
After that I noticed similar behavior in several other transactions while in N/C. The message was clear.
“USDA Worker” ????? Wasn’t she more than a mere “worker”?
"But Tuesday morning, Sherrod said what online viewers weren't told in reports posted throughout the day Monday was that the tale she told at the banquet happened 24 years ago -- before she got the USDA job -- when she worked with the Georgia field office for the Federation of Southern Cooperative/Land Assistance Fund.
Sherrod said the short video clip excluded the breadth of the story about how she eventually worked with the man over a two-year period to help ward off foreclosure of his farm, and how she eventually became friends with him and his wife."
Maybe they didnt notice that the Farmer is now DEAD and so obviously there is NOBODY to corraborate her story.
Funny she left out how she went to the farm and helped him milk the cows, feed the chickens, plow, cut the hay, and made him breakfast in bed while doing his wash.... seeing as how there is nobody around to challenge her version....is there...
National Association Against Caucasian People.
Let's see the whole tape.
Let's hear from the farmer or his wife. If there is no corroboration from either for any reason, her story still stinks.
I predict charges of “electronic lynching” coming soon.
Shirley Sherrod was appointed Georgia Director for Rural Development by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on July 25. Only days earlier, she learned that New Communities, a group she founded with her husband and other families has won a thirteen million dollar settlement in the minority farmers law suit Pigford vs Vilsack.
Minority Farm Settlement
We have wonderful news regarding the case of New Communities, Inc., the land trust that Shirley and Charles Sherrod established, with other black farm families in the 1960s. At the time, with holdings of almost 6,000 acres, this was the largest tract of black-owned land in the country. Now with a cash award of historic proportions, the group will be able to begin again.
So why quit?
A couple of new things. Sherrod is saying that she was fired on orders from the White House. Another FReeper has posted that the man’s wife was on CNN and said that SHERROD did save the farm.
oh don’t get me wrong. I know that stuff happens. I’ve seen it. (I’m just mad at Hertz right now.)
What you saw would have made a great video.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.