Oh boy, the media sure messed this one up: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/21/shirley-sherrod-defended_n_653747.html Just like on the liberal HuffPo, NBC and almost every other news organization I've seen (except for FOX) is missing the real story here. Like Glenn Beck pointed out, it wasn't Shirley's statements that were representative of racism (context matters, she was talking about a change in her life from former racism to a realization that race didn't matter). The real racism came from the NAACP crowd she was speaking to who, before they knew the punch line, before they knew the story was about how she found racism against 'white farmers' was bad, they were applauding, laughing, seemingly happy that she had discriminated against the white farmer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_xCeItxbQY&feature=player_embedded How ironic since the NAACP has been accusing the tea party all last week of racism with virtually no evidence and the main excuse they use (the alleged calling of a congressman '******') was proven to be false thanks to 6 or more cameras filming the 'event' and no such words were exchanged. A conservative activist, Andrew Brietbart even offered 100,000 dollars to anyone that could prove it (should be easy with that many cameras around) but it couldn't be done. So, ironic that that week where NAACP was accusing others of racism, that obvious and clear evidence of intense bigotry within their own ranks was revealed. Bottom line... in any big group, there will be bigots of some kind. Are there racists in the Tea Party? Sure. Are there racists in the LGBT organizations? Sure. Are there racists in the Democrat party. Sure. Does this mean these organizations are bigoted, no. However, when an organization focuses primarily on race, people join that organization because of race, one of the most evil forms of groupism, it's far more likely that the organization becomes so enveloped in racism that the organization itself becomes racist. Clearly this is what has happened at the NAACP. From attacking the tea party, to ignoring the Black Panther case, to videos like these demonstrating clear willingness to accept black on white racism... it seems quite clear that the NAACP is doing this country and the race issue far more damage than good.