Shirley Sherrod NAACP FULL Video Earns HALF an Apology

Here is the full NAACP video:

I love it when I am right!

In this post and the annotations to this video I made some guesses about the actual content of a rather severely spun edit of Shirley Sherrod’s NAACP talk…Turns out I was dead on the money!

Shirley was indeed referring to how she used to be” and lecturing he audience on how we need to be more color-blind; but she only manages to she that her own racism is still deeply embedded…

Speaking about the USDA jobs for minorities she speaks of it being biased toward hiring blacks, no problem with that but, instead of talking about how that opens a door for personal and career development she touts the Once you get a Federal Job as a Protected minority you are set for life” mindset!

She talks about no loans going to black business in Georgia from the stimulus…

What is a black business? Is this a business owned ONLY by blacks, or one that has blacks among the owners? Is it majority black ownership?

How many of these “black businesses” qualify for the loans?

How many have applied?

What is the percentage breakdown between black and white “owned” biz’s in Georgia that qualify and have applied?

Is marketing of the information regarding these loans evenly distributed across the state regardless of race?

Enquiring minds want to know Virginia!

Here are some telling quotes for those who claim she hasn’t a racist bone in her body…

“…coming out of slavery,Black people used to help each other; that’s how they built the schools that we have. Ya know… That’s how they bought the land that we have; that [we’ve let] by lost all of it. Ya know there are people [we/they?] had over 15 million acres and [theres?] black we have less than 2 million acres of farmland left. And we will sell it for nothing, for nothing! ”
“We found some honest lawyers; they were white… I wish I could say that about all lawyers, especially black lawyers – but they will nickel and dime you to death.”

(audience laughs)

“I am sorry but I do not have a good opinion of most lawyers.”…

“reach back and help somebody, that’s what we were taught, that’s what “our” folk did!”…
“it looks like the more, the better we do, the more free we are, the more divided we become”…

She sounds like Bill Cosby when he got in trouble for blaming blacks for not doing better in school and career.

“Its not abut black and white, well it IS about black and white, you know“…

And of course the knee-jerk reflex of the year, Republicans all oppose the health care bill …

“…Because they have a black president”