July 20th, 2010
03:27 PM ET
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  1. Craig Shamwell

    I have been listening to Roland Martin's live remarks as he and Mrs. Sherrod were on together and I have to say, Mr.Martin is wayyyy wrong on this. He should have apologized with respect and backed off his statements, because she was clearly taken out of context. To punish a woman for sharing her own life experience is wrong, wrong, wrong.
    I cannot support listening to Mr. Martin on CNN in the future.

    July 20, 2010 at 4:54 pm |
  2. Craig Shamwell

    I just saw the full video and I am absolutely taken aback by how far from what Ms. Sherrod said was taken out of context!!!! This was a personal story of enlightenment through life reversing roles and what she learned from such an experience. Everyone except you CNN, has jumped the gun on this woman. It brings tears to my eyes as I write this that people of color are still wanting to satisfy those filled with hate and attack one of their very own. This story while Ms. Sherrod is guilty of nothing, reveals the inability of people of color who hold public positions to do the one thing that anyone should do before lynching them...Get the friggin' facts right!!!
    Cuddos to the white farmer who stood up for her!

    July 20, 2010 at 4:14 pm |
  3. Craig Shamwell

    As a man of color who would love to see the terms black and white abolished, I find it hard for anyone so soon in this situation, where it has been clearly obvious that no one has talked with her directly and made sure that the alleged remarks were associated to 'industrial racism'.
    While I abhor any and all racism, we as a people who have fought so hard for fairness and equality should not quickly throw this woman to the wolves just to appease those on Fox news or any other organization that has defined what Mrs. Sherrod said.
    I strongly suggest that before anyone jumps the gun on this matter, they discover any and all facts about the true content of what she said. To wrongly accuse and then punish a person of color simply because the hatred of others call for it will only send the wrong message to them and other people of color that when the right people call for a modern day lynching, we will quickly hop on board. This woman deserves her right to heard, understood and treated with respect.

    Craig Shamwell

    July 20, 2010 at 4:00 pm |

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