The video of Shirley Sherrod stating her refusal to help a farmer based on race is in the middle of the article. You can read it (the article) or not, the article isn't what is important. It's her words and what she says that makes the difference.
The Federal Government has finally forced Shirley to resign but on the NAACP front there is just silence. This is complete crap. How dare the NAACP attack the Tea Party when they are handing out awards to racist bigots like Shirley Sherrod. Is the NAACP nothing more than a Democrat Propaganda Machine? Is this what it's all about? If not they need to denounce this bigot and they need to do it now.
With the unemployment rate for Black people at 40% and an incarceration rate of 5 times that of the white race the NAACP should be focused on supporting and promoting respect, dignity, and the importance of fatherhood in the black communities, not racism in the Tea Party. Yet, the NAACP chose to go down this route. Nobody told the NAACP to go out and attack the Tea Party, but they did, and in doing so brought attention on the racism in their own ranks. That the NAACP chose to award this bigot... it is just reprehensible.
Shirley Sherrod is what is dividing America. She expressed contempt and a willingness to do harm to an American Citizen who had turned to her for help. She expressed joy and seemed pleased at how she treated this man of a different skin color... And if you listen close you can hear the cheers. Shirley Sherrod is no different from any other racist, the people who cheered for her are no different from her. The NAACP has a problem and it's becoming evident with each passing year.
I can't imagine how many white farmers have been harmed by the actions of Shirley Sherrod but I hope the Government will take action to make amends for the travesty of Sherrods abuse of power. For the NAACP to award this bigot... As of now they are just another arm of the Democrat Propaganda machine and nothing else. A group of hypocrites that award racist bigots all while ignoring the needs of the black communities that they are supposed to protect. I hope someone in the NAACP has a spine and begins to root out it's own racist elements. That the group begins to focus on a new mission of respect, accountability, pride, and honor. That black men are taught once again that marriage and family are important to the success of any race. Maybe, that's just me wishing but one can always hope and dream that the NAACP gets back to the Martin Luther King mission.
I am fully still investigating this story. These are just quick notes but I think everyone should know them.
Shirley states she was told to resign from the White House. As of this time the White House denies this. She was told that the Glenn Beck Show had called the White House to inform them of the story to seek clarification and to offer an explanation and the White House then forced her to resign. This is coming from her during an interview.
Shirley Sherrod states that her father was murdered in a racist attack by a White Farmer and that it was never brought to trial.
The White Couple that she refers to states that they feel that Shirley did everything that she could for them and that she was the reason that they were able to save their farm.
When Shirley was asked further on this she stated that she had up to that point had only worked with Black Farmers and didn't know how to work with the White Farmers and eventually she learned there was no difference. That poor is poor.
In all she comes across as a wonderful nice woman who is far from being a racist. Her words were taken out of context and I hope she gets a chance to tell her side of the story to others.
I will be writing an article further on this and my own lessons I have learned.