Video: Controversy Over Firing Of USDA Official

Shirley Sherrod says that she's not sure if she'd return to her job at the Agriculture Department even if asked. Sherrod was forced to resign this week after a conservative blogger circulated a video clip of Sherrod at a local NAACP event saying that she initially didn't give a white farmer as much help as she could have 24 years ago. Sherrod says the video distorted her full speech, which described how she came to realize the white farmer needed her help and which she says was intended to promote racial reconciliation. Now Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday that he would reconsider the department's decision to oust Sherrod.

Below is the full, unedited video of Sherrod's speech.


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