Shirley Sherrod Back To The USDA
Shirley Sherrod, who was wrongfully fired from the USDA when a misleading videotape showed her, out of context, appearing to make a racially insensitive comment, is going to work for the USDA again, but not in her old job.
Sherrod will be a contract employee leading one of three field programs designed to bolster relations between the USDA and minority farmers and ranchers. Support for the programs is among several recommendations contained in a sweeping, two-year study released Wednesday that examined decades of discrimination claims by African Americans, Latinos, women and Native Americans.
The Obama administration was initially embarrassed when it realized it wrongfully fired Sherrod, and she refused to take her old job back.
Sherrod filed a $13 million defamation lawsuit against conservative activist Andrew Breitbart, who posted the partial video. He and co-defendant Larry O’Brien last month filed a motion to dismiss the case, which is pending in federal court in Washington.Click here for reuse options!
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