Sherrod Says Race Relations in U.S. Slipping Back

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Sherrod said she thinks the country may be sweeping its race
problems under the rug.


ALBANY, Ga. (AP) -- March 27, 2011 --

A former U.S. Agriculture Department employee
who lost her job after she was shown in an edited video making what
appeared to be racist remarks says race relations in the United
States may be slipping backward.

Shirley Sherrod and her husband reflected on their experiences
at forum Friday in Albany.Sherrod lost her job in July after a blogger posted an edited video of comments she had made in a speech earlier in the year. The clip showed Sherrod, who is black, saying she was initially reluctant to help a white farmer.

The blogger omitted Sherrod saying that she realized her mistake and helped that farmer. President Barack Obama eventually apologized to Sherrod.

Sherrod said she thinks the country may be sweeping its race
problems under the rug.

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  • by William Location: San Diego on Apr 1, 2011 at 09:30 AM
    It must be 'total devastation' for some of 'you' that have came from the " Land of Utopia" and settle here in America. If 'you' can't seem to cope with life here because 'your bubble of perfection' has some as 'you' would put it some indiscretions and it's really cramping 'your way of life' here. Here is a novel ideal, 'cease your existence' here in America and any place in this Universe that 'you' find 'intolerable' for 'your' kind.
  • by Bob Location: Jasper on Mar 31, 2011 at 07:26 AM
    As long as 10% of the black community is responsible for 90% of the violent crime in the country, as long as Hispanics invade without proper permission and take jobs, as long as Muslim terrorists kill, there will be race problems. Solve the black crime problem, the illegal immigration problem and the Islamic intolerance problem then we can worry about race relations.
  • by Georgia Boy Location: Cairo on Mar 31, 2011 at 06:04 AM
    Let's face it. There are people that don't like other people, no matter how nice they are or what race they are. I can usually get along with anyone, but there are those of all races that I just can't seem to get along with, no matter how hard I try. That is going to occur, and shouting "race" doesn't make it any better. There are racists of all races, it is true blacks were brought to this country as slaves, but none living today were slaves and aren't owed a thing. In fact, if anyone is owed anything it is the blacks that are the descendants of slaves that owe it to the slavetraders that brought their relatives here. Otherwise instead of living in this great land of opportunity they would still be in Africa. And if any of you think that would be better, I invite you to denounce your citizenship and go there.
  • by Jim Location: Gadsden County on Mar 29, 2011 at 06:16 AM
    Just what we needed. Another authority on race relations. Go away. Just leave me alone. Hollering wolf again. You've worn it out. Go away.
  • by William Location: San Diego on Mar 28, 2011 at 08:11 PM
    To the person saying 'there was no looting in Japan' well it seem that someone stole nearly $500,000 USD or 2 millions yens from a bank in Japan during that 'catastrophic event' you were describing FYI. I lived in Japan for a short period and Japanese people, when it come to negatives information tend to be a very closed society and very open to diversity with mutual respect. Having an open discussion about race relations would not change anything until closed minds of existing hostility cease and who know when that day will come, probably not during any of ours lifetimes but eventually it will happen and the futuristic childrens will be astounded of why there was soo much indifferences just because the outer layers of skins, some lighter and darker than the other, that basicially is what the different.
  • by jerry Location: boston ga on Mar 28, 2011 at 04:01 PM
  • by if these walls could talk Location: miss. on Mar 28, 2011 at 04:00 PM
    to bad we cant bug her home and telivise it for 6months. cracker this cracker that. we got whitey.
  • by knowledgeispower Location: tally on Mar 28, 2011 at 01:57 PM
    @"laugh"...Japan doesn't have any looting when a catastrophic event occurs b/c Japan is a disciplined nation....unlike America...look at our ppl...white, black and all colors in between....there is a big difference living in Japan and in America, but anywhere I live, I still wouldn't loot! My point is Japan is a different place that's all.
  • by Yvonne Location: T Town on Mar 28, 2011 at 01:42 PM
    Well Mr.fact is rightz WE need to get togetha n fight it out or make us some babies. mmhmm
  • by Missy Location: Alabama on Mar 28, 2011 at 10:46 AM
    I dont think its right what happened. And for the person who made the racist comment about blacks, cause Im a black African American women and what you said isnt true. To be honest I'm not fond of your color myself.
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