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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    She wasn't a government official. This happened 24 years ago.
    From the story:

    Shirley Sherrod, the department's Georgia director of Rural Development,
    So, that's a private sector job? That's news 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 Grim17 View Post
    Let me help you recognize the point where the discussion ends for those of us who put honesty above politics.



    There is no excuse for any government official to discriminate against a person based on their race...

    Like I said, this discussion is over!
    Grim...she wasnt a government official when it occured. She agrees with you...even as an employee at a non-profit group she shouldnt have discriminated. She was trying to make that point. I think in peoples zeal and rush to one up the NAACPs condemnation of the Tea Party, the truth is being lost in a 1.5 minute snippet of a video on utube.

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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
    From the story:

    So, that's a private sector job? That's news to me.
    She was telling a story about something that happened 24 years ago, not an action she took as the USDA's Director of Rural Development for Georgia.

    Did you even read your own article?

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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
    From the story:

    So, that's a private sector job? That's news to me.
    Not that Caz needs me to argue her arguemnt...but are YOU willing to even consider the possibility that MAYBE you jumped the gun on this? What if unequivocable proof were given to show her periods of employment with the government?

    The example of racism in this clip is not in her comments...it is in the actions of the audience. Something that Ben jealous also pointed out.

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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
    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.
    I'm not defending discrimination. I'm defending her because she's been misrepresented. As it turns out she wasn't a public official. And yes, what she may have done initially was wrong, but in the spirit of reconcilliation and understanding, if this helped her to change her mind, and his farm was saved ANYWAY then there's a saying in my country which I think rings true here now. What is Verby is Verby - Whats past is past.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Not that Caz needs me to argue her arguemnt...but are YOU willing to even consider the possibility that MAYBE you jumped the gun on this? What if unequivocable proof were given to show her periods of employment with the government?

    The example of racism in this clip is not in her comments...it is in the actions of the audience. Something that Ben jealous also pointed out.
    What nobody is mentioning was that her remarks were intended to show the members of the NAACP at that meeting that poverty transcends race.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Grim...she wasnt a government official when it occured. She agrees with you...even as an employee at a non-profit group she shouldnt have discriminated. She was trying to make that point. I think in peoples zeal and rush to one up the NAACPs condemnation of the Tea Party, the truth is being lost in a 1.5 minute snippet of a video on utube.
    She engaged in racial discrimination, therefore, she should not be allowed to hold a jod as a director of any government agency.

    As for your comment that this was to "one up" the NAACP, may I remind you that the NAACP's charges were a steaming pile of manure that have absolutely no foundation in truth, while the NAACP is riddled with racism within it's ranks.

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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
    She engaged in racial discrimination, therefore, she should not be allowed to hold a jod as a director of any government agency..
    Do you think that repeating the same phrase will somehow make it more true?

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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.
    C'mon, racist Andrew Breibart edited the video. Did the HAACP see the entire Video, have you seen it?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i don't believe the press is "aligned" with the NAACP. and in case you didn't realize it, this has been brought to the public. i think the entire video should be viewed, btw.
    we have msnbc and we have fox. i hope you believe that both are biased and culpable.
    I thought the whole transcript was just as damning. Her view of white people and black people made me cringe. We are all Americans! We are all equal. I am so sick of the division. Everyone should be treated as human beings. This woman treated this farmer differently based only on the color of his skin. That is wrong and should not be tolerated or excused in this day and age.

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