Post-Racial: Obama USDA Official Admits To Discriminating Against Farmer Because He Was White
Her name is Shirley Sherrod, and she’s now resigned from her position at the USDA:
(July 20) — A black USDA official who was pressured to resign over comments she made about not helping a struggling white farmer as much as she could have says the agency didn’t know the whole story and succumbed to political pressure.
Shirley Sherrod resigned Monday as the USDA’s rural development director for Georgia after a clip of the speech was posted online by conservative outlets, biggovernment.com and later FoxNews.
In a poor-quality clip from a speech she reportedly gave on March 27 at an NAACP Freedom Fund banquet, she talks about working with an unidentified farmer who was condescending to her.
“What he didn’t know while he was taking all that time trying to show me he was superior to me was, I was trying to decide just how much help I was going to give him,” Sherrod said in the video, as the crowd laughs.
“I was struggling with the fact that so many black people have lost their farmland, and here I was faced with having to help a white person save their land. So I didn’t give him the full force of what I could do. I did enough.”
Here’s the video of her comments:
This is just liberal identity politics at work. Blacks are victims whereas white people are not. Ergo, blacks are worthy of special treatment by the government and whites are not. And it’s not based on who these people are as individuals, but rather on their skin color.
Sherrod is denying that she’s racist, but what is racism if not making value judgments about people based on their skin color? The problem is that for Sherrod to admit that she’s a racist would be to admit that all government policies based on race are, in fact, racist.
Though I don’t think the government has any business propping up any farmers. Whatever your skin color, if you don’t know how to make money while farming then you shouldn’t be farming. Get out of the industry and make way for people who do know how to produce crops and turn a profit.Tags: Barack Obama, department of agriculture, farm subsidies, identify politics, racism, shirley sherrod