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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?

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  • Nicolas Hajjar

    Shirley Sherrod should be congradualted for having had the enlightment that the issue is class and not race.

    In NYTimes of taday, it is indicated even the farmer’s family has vouched for her.

    I heartily congratulate her on the fact that she figured out race is not an issue between all us brothers-man, and did so 24 years ago, while Hannity and most of Red America, especially Hannity, seems not to have figured it out yet, and continue to live in their illusiory promise of social mobility.

    Congradualtion Shirley, you are exactly the type of human being that your brothers and sisters need

    Nicolas Hajjar
    Montreal
    Canada

  • C Casey

    I completely agree with Nicolas. Class is the issue but Americans prefer to talk about race. The power elites have successfully used race to divide poor people to the extent that poor whites will vote against their own self interest. Talk about being bamboozled.

  • Ralph Ewers

    The media seem to have lost sight of the fact that Ms. Sherrod is the victim of unscrupulous persons who edited her statements unfairly to serve their own prejudice. In doing so, the media have amplified the effect of Mr.Breitbart’s crafty deception. I’m sure he is smiling broadly and planning his next manipulation of the media to discredit the present federal administration.

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