July 23rd, 2010
10:18 AM ET
soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. ronvan

    A good example of how we can be influenced by newspapers, TV, and the internet, and why we must wait for the whole story! Mrs. Sherrod was "targeted" by this idiot Breitbart and I hope that she takes him and whoever else is involved to the cleaners!

    July 25, 2010 at 9:47 am |
  2. bigd

    she is a raciest about the midwest

    July 25, 2010 at 1:28 am |
  3. Carol Erbes

    My hat is off and all my support goes to her. She is able to advocate so eloquently for herself most likely because of her years of experience doing it for the people she has helped. I do hope she continues with the agency......I am sure she has much more personal power than she had before this incident. And give the woman a raise as well--she has earned it!

    July 24, 2010 at 8:48 pm |
  4. Sherry Cooper

    Enough already on the Sherrod situation...everyday in America someone is run over, and fired for political gain inside corporations inside government and inside small businesses. This is not a story with legs...it came out well and thats great but can we move on...I want to go back watching CNN again but everytime I check in to find out what is happening...guess what ...its Shirleeeeee...

    July 24, 2010 at 7:46 pm |
  5. martinkol

    People get fired all the time without a good reason. Should all of them go to CNN?

    I was asked to resign or get fired by my new supervisor and new chief of department at Miami-Dade County without a reason. Those responsible were fired within that year. Did I suppose to contact CNN and the White House? It was the best job I had. Here is the the thing... I was Jewish working with Latin (Cubans) people who did not speak a word of English and some didn't even have the college degree from the USA. This was at a local county government!!

    July 24, 2010 at 3:49 pm |
  6. A. Mohamed


    Thanks for keep on shining the light on unjust behavior. There is far greater insight that needs to be seen by others with similar situations. We always sweep things under the rug as if it will just get better. This kind of stuff happens far more times than many, and no one ever gets the full story. I have been discriminated against since I can remember by teacher and co-works and no one gets that it can be a challenge everyday just to wake up “black” in America. Keep up the good work, and keep fighting for just behavior to be the way of Americans.

    Please keep airing Ms. Sherrod's story.

    Thank you

    July 24, 2010 at 2:37 am |
  7. Allen Callaway

    So if I edit content from 360 making it look like Anderson Cooper may be racist and CNN fires him for it. Is it my fault that CNN didnt find out the facts before they fired him? Once again our white house screwed up and is spinning the blame away from them.

    July 24, 2010 at 2:30 am |
  8. Marie Greene

    This is a sad day in America. Black and White still a great issue just like in slavery and Dr. Martin Luther King's Day. Divided we fall. Wake up America. Stop making our country look stupid before the whole wide world.

    July 24, 2010 at 12:32 am |
  9. Ally

    Sorry, but whether you look at the whole speech or the portion, Ms.Sherrod DID say she sent the farmer to "one of his own" , a poor choice of words. As for the audience, yes there were many "amens and yays" and those acknowledgements were not edited in. If she is challenging young people to help others, I don't see how this speech accomplishes that. Certainly not a unifying tone...which is what we need in this country today.

    July 23, 2010 at 10:29 pm |
  10. Sedonic

    Looks like the race racketeers have a new saint.

    July 23, 2010 at 3:30 pm |
  11. A. Branch

    It is apparent that we have not gotten past Black vs. White. Especially in regards to what Mr. Breitbart has done and continues to do.

    I agree wholeheartedly with Mrs. Sherrod. What has Breitbart done to help race-relations instead of inflaming them?

    There IS a lot more to be done!

    July 23, 2010 at 11:53 am |
  12. Michael McManus

    I believe, with the advent of instant news, it is necessary to have words that can capture quickly what might be occuring. I have coined three new terms dealing with FOX Media, like Sarah Palin's refudiate!

    FOXtracised -Disparaged with deliberately altered and /or misleading information.

    FOXtricator- one who passes on the misleading FOX information.

    FOXified- one who no longer thinks for themselves and can not tell facts from foxicles.

    July 23, 2010 at 11:24 am |
  13. Augsbee

    Sorry, she's not a fighter, she didn't stand her ground and demanded the opportunity to explain herself, her words, her actions in the past. Instead, she resigned, that is not being a fighter. Interesting that she was a fighter when she filed a lawsuit against the Agriculture Dept. in 1997, because she stood to make money on the lawsuit, she & husband made $300,000.
    Please, this lady caused a problem for President Obama, the White House, NAACP, Fox News, etc...looking to make some more money, a movie, a book, fame, interviews and let's get real she did manage to get a telephone call from President Obama that she had probably been wanting for some time.

    July 23, 2010 at 11:03 am |
  14. Angela Savage Austin

    The Sherrod Awakening...has granted each of us a moment to reflect and take inventory of our motives, fears, ignorance and guilt so that we can allow ourselves to face the fact that Racism"INFECTS" each of us on various levels. It is courageous for anyone to look themselves in the eye and see beyond their self-righteousness and strive to rise above being a hostage to hatred. I have to do inventory on a variety of issues on a daily basis... knowing more will come but I welcome it. I am a better person today because I chose to be a better person and I chose to love and heal hate. As painful and disappointing Mrs. Sherrod may have been, her message remains the same, even moreso in this case. Forgive your enemies, pray for humanity and do your very best to be your brother's keeper. GOD BLESS!

    July 23, 2010 at 10:29 am |

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