Shirley Sherrod And The NAACP Make Up
After being condemned by the NAACP because of a misunderstanding about her comments, Shirley Sherrod and the NAACP have come to terms.
Sherrod and NAACP President Ben Jealous will appear together at a rural development conference in Alabama on Saturday, and Sherrod has written a letter to the group’s members encouraging them to fight racism like she has.
Jealous traveled to Sherrod’s house in Albany, Ga. two weeks ago to apologize once more for being “hoodwinked,” as she called it, by conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart who in July posted an edited clip of a March speech she made to a local NAACP group.
A statement issued by Sherrod shows she’s not ducking a fight.
“I didn’t yield when, just months after my father was killed, they came in the middle of the night to burn a cross in front of our house with my mother, four sisters, and the baby brother my father never got to see inside,” she writes. “And I’m surely not going to yield because some tea party agitator sat at his computer and turned everything I said upside down and inside out.”
Sherrod said last month that she would sue Breitbart.
“He had to know that he was targeting me,” she said then.Click here for reuse options!
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