Shirley Sherrod: Beneath The Headlines
CNN is strongly pushing the notion that Shirley Sherrod is a uniter, dedicated to bringing people together. However, her rhetoric beneath the headlines hardly supports that conclusion.
Sherrod's steadfast motto: 'Let's work together'
Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) — Shirley Miller Sherrod has spent most of her life fighting injustice.
How is it that one unites, while casting your entire political opposition as racist, without any evidence to support the charge? That is what Sherrod actually does. And she does it consistently.
source: You know, I haven't seen such a mean-spirited people as I've seen lately over this issue of health care. Some of the racism we thought was buried. Didn't it surface? Now, we endured eight years of the Bush's and we didn't do the stuff these Republicans are doing because you have a black President.
I've seen people, including some on the Right, claiming Sherrod deserves an apology from Andrew Breitbart. Fair enough, though I disagree. But I wonder, will those same truth seekers call on Sherrod to apologize for charging that, what Breitbart really wants is a genuine return to slavery? Or, shall we assume that the apology seekers actually agree with her? Come on, pundits. Don't let your inkwells go dry, now. This is just getting fun – or rather unfunny, perhaps. Are these the words of someone who ever truly forgives someone over issues involving race?
On Andrew Breitbart: I know I've gotten past black versus white. He's probably the person who's never gotten past it and never attempted to get past it.
I think he would like to get us stuck back in the times of slavery. That's where I think he would like to see all black people end up again.
COOPER: You think — you think he's racist?
SHERROD: … I think he's so vicious. Yes, I do.
And I think that's why he's so vicious against a black president, you know. He would go after me. I don't think it was even the NAACP he was totally after. I think he was after a black president.
Isn't that charge above a terrible injustice done to Breitbart by a Sherrod who claims to devote her life to fighting injustice? Or is it impossible to treat a while male unjustly in Sherrod's view? What say you, apology seekers? Doesn't Sherrod now owe Breitbart an apology, as well? Or does her unfairly maligning someone in such a horrible manner draw a pass? And, if so, then why? Because she's black, or her father was tragically killed decades ago?
Sherrod must really have the apology seekers at NRO scared. They represent the so called conservatives most closely aligned with money and the elite. The reality is, from the grassroots to the power elite, there is no one on the Right who escapes Sherrod's accusations of evil and racism – and all in her quest to get people to work together, right?
source – The people with money, the elites decided, hey, we need to do something here to divide them [the white and black servants] so that’s where they made black people servants for life. That’s when they put laws in place forbidding them to marry each other. That’s when they created the racism that we know of today. They did it to keep us divided. And here we are over 400 years later and it is still working.
Sorry, friends. But when I look below the headlines at the real Shirley Sherrod, as opposed to the fast spun media myth – I think I see her for what she really is. And it's a very clear portrait painted in sharp contrasts between black and white. Far from bringing the races together in America, the Shirley Sherrods of the world accomplish nothing but maintaining any distance, if not actually driving them apart. It's amazing how the conditions for having sainthood bestowed upon oneself have changed over the years.
On race: "It's not so much about white…" (catches herself, says), "It IS about white and black."