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    Shirley Sherrod May Prefer The Life Left Unexamined

    Shirley Sherrod May Prefer The Life Left Unexamined

    Somewhere, Andrew Breitbart must be smiling about this article at Counterpunch, The Other Side of Shirley Sherrod, which exposes Shirley Sherrod in rather bleak terms as to her treatment of black farmers and their families:

    The swirling controversy over the racist dismissal of Shirley Sherrod from her USDA post has obscured her profoundly oppositional behavior toward black agricultural workers in the 1970s. What most of Mrs. Sherrod’s supporters are not aware of is the elitist and anti-black-labor role that she and fellow managers of New Communities Inc. (NCI) played. These individuals under-paid, mistreated and fired black laborers–many of them less than 16 years of age–in the same fields of southwest Georgia where their ancestors suffered under chattel slavery.

    When I first noticed the story of her firing and the association of Shirley Sherrod’s name with the rural black poor and concern for “black land-loss”, I wondered if the person being praised was the same Shirley Sherrod whom I knew. One piece posted on the July 23rd Alternet and captioned “Shirley Sherrod and the black Land Struggle” even claimed that she “devoted her entire life to economic justice”. The mistreatment of black workers at NCI under the Sherrods is a matter of record that contradicts this claim.

    The other day, in assessing Sherrod’s claims against Breitbart for releasing the original clip of her comments to the NAACP, I noted that any lawsuit by Sherrod against Breitbart would open Sherrod’s entire life up to scrutiny, and that Breitbart might relish such opportunity.

    Based on the quoted article above, Sherrod’s life may be one she prefers to leave unexamined.

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    Comments


    Hmmm. I thought anyone who challenged the "official" LSM Shirley Sherrod narrative was a RAAAACIST.

    Does this now include Ron Wilkins?

    It's like she fell off the face of the earth.
    I think that maybe somebody doesn't want the Pigford lawsuit getting anymore scrutiny.

    As I tell my clients; LITIGATION IS EXPENSIVE.

    That is true on MANY levels.

    Ragspierre:
    Shirley is a shakedown Queen. It's worked so well for her in the past, it will be hard to convince her otherwise.

    Personally, I hope she "brings it". It's been a long time before I've had popcorn and watched a show.

    Isn't there a famous legal say that goes: Never sue. They just might prove it.


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