On Shirley Sherrod

While Sherrod, the White House, and Tom Vilsack fight over who pressured whom to do what, reading the Daily Caller when this caught my eye:

Sherrod also blasted the NAACP, blaming them for creating a racially charged national environment through their criticism of the Tea Party movement.



Breitbart,who also appeared on CNN, said the point of the video was not to show racism by Sherrod but by the people in the audience listening to her and approving discriminatory sentiments expressed by Sherrod before she said that they were wrong.

“When Shirley Sherrod is talking there, in which she expresses a discriminatory attitude towards white people, the audience responds with applause,” Breitbart said. “But what you see on the video are people in the audience at an organization whose sole job is to fight against discrimination and they’re applauding her overt racism that she is representing.”


Sherrod seems to be making the case that this administration and the NAACP have created an environment of hyper-racial … awareness, for the lack of a better word, antithetical to the post-racial promise upon which the admin ran – and it claimed a casualty as a result.

An environment in which white AND black no – AMERICANS, period, are defamed by placement in a DHS list, called nazis by congressional leadership, insulted, beaten, et al. this is an environment that the movement neither asked for or wanted part of and now we see the left expecting the movement to yet again take the blame for the very environment they, the left, created.

It will be interesting to watch and see how this plays out with Sherrod and the White House. She says they pressured her. They’re calling her a liar. How far will folks believe Sherrod? To the point where it takes validity from the White House by accepting the premise that perhaps they are lying about who gave the order to fire her?