Shirley Sherrod Speaks Truth to Power

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  1. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    She's a very intelligent and honest woman.

    She needed to be a little more intelligent... and a little less honest.

    Full video of speech here. ("White Farmers" starts at 16:30)
     
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    10 minutes past that mark and watched several minutes before for good measure.

    Have yet to hear anything resembling offensive. :confused:
     
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    Over this?? Or is there something else that bothers you about her? She doesn't strike me as an 'idiot' in this at all. I've only watched about 5 mins from 16:00 to where she finally made her point, but she articulates a lot of problems facing this country black/white, poor against power.

    Obama's scared of talking about race, that's why she was fired.
     
  5. citizenzen thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It does take her a while to make her point.

    And on the way there she gives FAUX and Friends® waaay too much ammunition.

    You waited a full 5 minutes.

    But most viewers don't make it past 60 seconds.

    Unless there are more explosions.
     
  6. bobber205 macrumors 68020

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    Listened to the entire speech/talk.

    Excellent points brought up, though what is a probably a little abrasive to the culturally ignorant.
     
  7. citizenzen thread starter macrumors 65816

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    She's what... 62 years old?

    Saw her father murdered.

    She had hate in her heart... racial hate... and it took a while for her to see how misdirected that hate was.

    It's a story of redemption, wisdom and compassion.

    Too bad she couldn't tell it all in thirty seconds.
     
  8. bobber205 macrumors 68020

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    You serious? I had no idea. :(
     
  9. JediZenMaster macrumors 68000

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    She shouldn't have been fired at all. There was nothing offensive on that tape unless someone was looking for something to be. Fox news should be fined for their unethical methods.
     
  10. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Haven't had time to watch the online video (I have to leave for work), but I did see more of the clip on CNN, and it certainly changes the context.

    Nice hatchet job, whichever conservatives publicized this. You tried to pull another Van Jones and, like that case, it backfired on you and exposed you for the liars you are.
     
  11. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Some people, like yourself, should listen before they speak. You look quite foolish right now.
     
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    First of all, she resigned. Second of all, the family that was the subject of the story certainly disagrees with you.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100721/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/us_usda_racism_resignation
     
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    It doesn't matter. They are the MASTERS of manipulating a message and getting the sheeple, of which there are fare far too many, to follow in line without any critical thinking.
     
  14. AP_piano295 macrumors 65816

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    I'm impressed with your ability to watch a heavily edited 30 second clip that is in no way representative of the meaning behind a 40 minute long speech and decide that a person is an idiot.

    You must sound like an idiot to me because your so intelligent I just can't fathom your methods.
     
  15. mcrain macrumors 68000

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    Edited clip from biggovernment.crap? No, aren't they the same website that edited the crap out of the Acorn videos?
     

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