The USDA's rural development director for Georgia was forced to step down after a video surfaced of her telling an NAACP audience she based a decision to withhold the full measure of help available to a struggling white farmer bacause of his race.
Shirley Sherrod of Albany was the keynote speaker at an NAACP banquet in March when she admitted to the crowd she didn't do everything she could to help a white farmer whom she said was condescending when he came to her for aid.
....The revelation of Sherrod's statements came a week after the NAACP issued a resolution calling the National Tea Party racists for comments made against Pres. Barack Obama and African American congressmen during the health care debate.
Reached by phone Monday night, NAACP Atlanta chapter president R.L. White told the AJC he "detests what she said."
"It does suggest unfair treatment," White said. "Regardless of her color … if it’s unfair, it’s unfair."
While he recalled many years of unfair treatment against minority farmers, White said that didn't make Sherrod's actions right.
"The playing table should be leveled," he said. "Everyone, regardless of race, creed or color should be treated same way, regardless of the race of the administrator."
More tapes are supposedly on the way and the NAACP has opened up a can of worms with the racist attack on the entire tea party even though they deny it. NAACP events over the last 10 years especially under Julian Bond have taken a more radical racial tone. Expect a lot of press releases by the NAACP in the coming weeks.
Updates. Mediaite has the scoop as the NAACP claims that FOX News(who never reported on the story) and Breitbart "snookered" them. It looks like Sherrod got fired from an overreaction by everyone and I from my POV is included in the overreaction. The fallout will be interesting.
Not that I take back any of the venom directed towards the NAACP.