Politics & Government

July 21, 2010

Obama administration apologizes for firing Shirley Sherrod

Apparently fearing conservative attacks that it was anti-white, the administration fired Shirley Sherrod, a black woman, after hastily accepting as true a baseless smear from a conservative website that used selectively edited video to accuse her of racism against a white farmer. The Obama administration acted without asking to see the rest of the video or waiting to learn other facts.

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