Politics & Government

July 21, 2010 7:09 AM

NAACP asks Obama administration to re-hire Sherrod

The week-long debate over racism in politics took a strange turn on Tuesday. Shirley Sherrod, an African-American woman from Georgia, lost her federal job Monday over what at first appeared to be racist comments in a video clip. But on Tuesday she said the comments were misconstrued — she was really talking about racial reconciliation years ago when she worked for a non-profit agency. The NAACP, which had first denounced Sherrod, reversed itself and called on the Obama administration to rehire her.

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