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    Re: USDA Official Saying She Didn't Give 'Full Force' of Help to White Farmer resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    You're not gonna have a leg to stand on if it turns out the video was unfairly cut Grim.
    All Breitbart needs to do is release the video and let her entire speech speak for itself.

    But that's yet to be done.
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    Re: USDA Official Saying She Didn't Give 'Full Force' of Help to White Farmer resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    You're not gonna have a leg to stand on if it turns out the video was unfairly cut Grim.
    She said she discriminated against a farmer based on his race.... End of discussion.

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    Re: USDA Official Saying She Didn't Give 'Full Force' of Help to White Farmer resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    This is just another racist BS story from the Right Wing. Sad.

    Breitbart's Sherrod/NAACP story disintegrates
    And yet she resigned and the NAACP issued a statement condemning her remarks immediately after the video was released. If it really was "just another racist BS story from the Right Wing", I don't think either of those actions would have taken place.
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    Re: USDA Official Saying She Didn't Give 'Full Force' of Help to White Farmer resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    And yet she resigned and the NAACP issued a statement condemning her remarks immediately after the video was released. If it really was "just another racist BS story from the Right Wing", I don't think either of those actions would have taken place.
    Once something like that comes out it's very hard to come back, and in this case if she's been misrepresented you've already proven you have no interest in the truth, you've made up your mind and no evidence to the contrary is gonna change that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    She said she discriminated against a farmer based on his race.... End of discussion.
    She admits she discriminated yes, but the farm was saved might I remind you. And if it made her realise that after that race shouldn't be an issue. Then no harm no foul.



    I often wonder why some white folk are obsessed with trying to find black racists, as if it's like, hey look there's a black racist.... can I be racist again?

    And NO I don't mean you two.

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    Re: USDA Official Saying She Didn't Give 'Full Force' of Help to White Farmer resigns

    Let me help you recognize the point where the discussion ends for those of us who put honesty above politics.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Once something like that comes out it's very hard to come back, and in this case if she's been misrepresented you've already proven you have no interest in the truth, you've made up your mind and no evidence to the contrary is gonna change that.



    She admits she discriminated yes, but the farm was saved might I remind you. And if it made her realize that after that race shouldn't be an issue. Then no harm no foul.



    I often wonder why some white folk are obsessed with trying to find black racists, as if it's like, hey look there's a black racist.... can I be racist again?
    There is no excuse for any government official to discriminate against a person based on their race...

    Like I said, this discussion is over!

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    Re: USDA Official Saying She Didn't Give 'Full Force' of Help to White Farmer resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    There is no excuse for any government official to discriminate against a person based on their race...

    Like I said, this discussion is over!
    She wasn't a government official. This happened 24 years ago.

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    Re: USDA Official Saying She Didn't Give 'Full Force' of Help to White Farmer resigns

    And Byrd only inducted new people into the KKK. . . but because he became an elected official and claimed to let all that go - it's ok!

    I don't tolerate racism at all - I wasn't born into a world where that was tolerable or acceptable - ever.
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    Re: USDA Official Saying She Didn't Give 'Full Force' of Help to White Farmer resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Once something like that comes out it's very hard to come back, and in this case if she's been misrepresented you've already proven you have no interest in the truth, you've made up your mind and no evidence to the contrary is gonna change that.



    She admits she discriminated yes, but the farm was saved might I remind you. And if it made her realise that after that race shouldn't be an issue. Then no harm no foul.



    I often wonder why some white folk are obsessed with trying to find black racists, as if it's like, hey look there's a black racist.... can I be racist again?

    And NO I don't mean you two.
    The truth, as you stated, is that she discriminated. Why are you defending that, and why would we want someone like that working in our government?

    If something came out that could possibly explain away her remarks, I'd certainly take a look at it, but as it stand now, she sure sounds like a racist to me.
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    Re: USDA Official Saying She Didn't Give 'Full Force' of Help to White Farmer resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
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    This is all we have - the last 1/2 of the released video.

    She states that "it is about black and white . . . but it's not" and then states "it opened my eyes" . . . and obviously continues beyond the video itself but continues onto what?

    Does she really continue on to reprieve herself?
    I don't know.
    We don't know.

    Does that mean she feels *racist* now - maybe - we don't know.
    Well...I dont know...it sure looks to me that even in the very limited snippet that they bothered to post that she was using herself as an example of learning to get beyond race and look to human issues. I think there is a lot we dont get in that clip...we are talking about in incident that occured in 1986 while she worked not as a federal employee but as a member of a non profit group helping farmers. And even though she felt condescended she didnt abandon the individual. And I would love to know the truth but the interview account from CNN showed that the white lawyer she referred the farmer to ultimately abanoned him and she had to step in at the last minute and give him the help they needed. She also explains she became friends with this white farmer and his wife and that her comments were given to unite...to serve as an example to look beyond racism. I think that is consistent with what I saw.

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    Re: USDA Official Saying She Didn't Give 'Full Force' of Help to White Farmer resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    And Byrd only inducted new people into the KKK. . . but because he became an elected official and claimed to let all that go - it's ok!

    I don't tolerate racism at all - I wasn't born into a world where that was tolerable or acceptable - ever.
    People change.

    In 1986, I was 20 years old, and in college. All I knew about black people was what my parents had told me: they were lazy, dirty, stole, and committed crimes. There was 1 black kid in my high school out of over 2,000 kids.

    I started working for HUD and actually MET some black people. What I learned was that my parents were, by and large, wrong. I met a woman who was a single mom and worked 60 hours a week so her kids could attend private school. She was NOT lazy. The black women in my office taught me to type business letters, and proof them. They were NOT dirty, and they never stole. They included me in their gossip and social occasions. They were good people, who worked hard, raised good families, and paid taxes--contrary to what I'd been told.

    In 1986, a lot of us grew up in neighborhoods that were segregated. We only knew people of our own kind. Many of us made assumptions about the people we didn't know and had never met, based upon how we were raised, and what the people in our communities and families told us.

    People grow up and change. That was what this woman was attempting to describe at this meeting:

    "I used to think like this, and this experience taught me that I was wrong in my thinking."
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