July 23, 2010 1:14 PM

Commentary: Sherrod saga offers a lesson in overcoming hate

If it's possible to make lemonade from the sour lemons of the Shirley Sherrod affair, it might be this: Sherrod's insightful words about struggling with and overcoming racial animus, about not living with hate, and about looking beyond race to an understanding that "there's no difference between us" — that we must work together to help each other — are now accessible to a lot more people. It's a message many need to hear.

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