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Video: USDA Official Firing and Racial Controversy

We looked Wednesday in our first hour at new racial sensitivities in America. One of the latest wrinkles in this debate is the controversy over the apparent dismissal of USDA official Shirley Sherrod. (The case is now under review by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who may reconsider. UPDATE: Vilsack has apologized. ) Here’s video of the event in question that got her in trouble, after an excerpt was circulated by a conservative blogger:

What’s your take on this developing story, and the wider debate over racial sensitivities right now?

Tune in today to the On Point segment.

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Apr 17, 2015
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio waves to supporters as his wife Jeanette joins him on stage, after he announced that he will be running for the Republican presidential nomination, during a rally at the Freedom Tower, Monday, April 13, 2015, in Miami. (AP)

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