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Agriculture Department / Sherrod Race Case / The Video / A Discussion (Part I) #970770

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010
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(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) Another excerpt from the speech Agriculture Department rural development director, Shirley Sherrod gave at the NAACP on March 27. [SHERROD - says she learned she needed to help poor people who did not access like others have; recounts how poor black people & poor white people were both treated badly & divided by the people with money thus creating the racism we know today.] The White House denial it played no role in forcing her resignation noted.

(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen, Joe Johns & Syracuse University professor Boyce Watkins about the Sherrod case. [GERGEN - says this shows all that is wrong in politics today with the administration committing a travesty of justice; suggests President Obama needs to ask the Agriculture Department to review the Sherrod case.] [WATKINS - says Sherrod deserves apologies from everyone for being fired so quickly.] [JOHNS - says information from the Agriculture Department indicates Secretary Tom Vilsack decided Sherrod had to go because she became a problem.]

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