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  • NAACP Statement on the Resignation of Shirley Sherrod (Thanks Andrew Breitbart, kinda)

    07/19/2010 10:04:09 PM PDT · by kristinn · 95 replies · 4+ views
    NAACP ^ | Monday, July 19, 2010 | Press Release
    (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...