Monday, July 19, 2010

Free Speech for the Dumb: Shirley Sherrod

Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that the NAACP is going after the Tea Party full force about the racist tendencies within the movement. They talk about signs that show up, yet no one can produce pictures of them. Sometimes it feels that if you are black or a minority then you can't be racist. Enter Shirley Sherrod.

Sherrod is was the Agricultural Department's Georgia director of Rural Development. Well seems that she didn't help out the white farmers enough;

"He had to come to me for help. 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," she said. "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."

Better yet... to show how good of a job she did;

"I figured if I took him to one of them his own kind, [they] would take care of him,"

The sad part is that she works for the government. People need to realize that racism doesn't exist. What you have is rich people screwing over poor people. Greed is color blind.


Anonymous said...

OK....she's not rich. The farmer probably wasn't as poor as you think.

You didn't hear the full speech. So you can't say the lady was racists.

She lives in GA. If you never lived in GA then you can't really comment on the situation.

It's people like this who exaggerate stories and promote racism.

Mr. W said...

I understand that it was a "look at what I learned" speech, but in this day and age you can't tell people that you didn't help someone, at anytime, because of the color of their skin.

The more I see things I realize that racism isn't as bad as people think, but like I said, it's the rich versus the poor or the haves versus the have nots.