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.

Sherrod

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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