August 03, 2010

Worse Than the Klan: Exposing the Real Sherrods

Far from being an advocate for black farmers, Charles and Shirley Sherrod abused them mercilessly, treating them in ways that the most ardent racists would have found appalling (h/t/ Instapundit).

The swirling controversy over the racist dismissal of Shirley Sherrod from her USDA post has obscured her profoundly oppositional behavior toward black agricultural workers in the 1970s. What most of Mrs. Sherrod’s supporters are not aware of is the elitist and anti-black-labor role that she and fellow managers of New Communities Inc. (NCI) played. These individuals under-paid, mistreated and fired black laborers–many of them less than 16 years of age–in the same fields of southwest Georgia where their ancestors suffered under chattel slavery.

Read the entire article. It is short and to the point, and exposes Charles and Shirley Sherrod as monsters more than willing to play the race card to exploiting what they might have called "their own kind," for both power and profit.

No wonder she made such a perfect speaker for today's NAACP...

Posted by Confederate Yankee at August 3, 2010 09:49 AM

Perhaps lancing the boil of this deep infection in the American Black soul will go further toward real healing than all the encounter groups foisted upon us by the left.

Posted by: Judith at August 3, 2010 01:07 PM