Saturday, July 24, 2010

 

Sorry, Shirley, Not Much Sympathy Here.

Following the Shirley Sherrod/NAACP story, I held off on comment to see what was really going on. When I first saw the edited video of her speech, it struck me that she sounded like people I've heard telling their story of "coming to Christ." Early on in their talks they will relate stories of how they made the wrong choices and took the wrong actions. Then they tell of their seeing the light and their conversion. This seemed to be even more of the case with Ms. Sherrod when I saw the video of her lesson learned where she states it's not about race, it's about those who have and those who don't.

Unfortunately for her, Ms. Sherrod couldn't keep her mouth shut and couldn't maintain her "it's not about race" stance. Indeed, she actually thinks it's all about race. Watch the video below and you'll see that



Sherrod claims she's gotten past black versus white. Then she uses the race baiting trump card and accuses Andrew Breitbart of wanting to return to slavery. If Sherrod wasn't stuck in black versus white, she wouldn't resort to a black versus white attack on Breitbart. She then expands it to say that's why Breitbart is "so vicious against a black president." All about black versus white.

Next Sherrod claims that Breitbart must show what he's done to promote unity between the races to prove he's not racist. I'm sure that she would hold herself in judgment as to whether or not what Breitbart may or may not have done is adequate and passes muster. In my book, if you treat all people without regard to race, you've done enough for unity between the races. Simple.

Sherrod then says she won't turn away from pursuing legal action if that's a possibility. I'd like to know what action she could pursue. There was no lie involved in Breitbart's actions. His goal was to point out the reaction of the NAACP crowd to Sherrod's story of helping the white farmer.

Another point is that many make reference to the tragic murder of Sherrod's father and the lack of prosecution of the perpetrator. The assumption is that the killing and lack of prosecution was based on racism. I doubt we'll ever know the full story on this.

I wonder if it matters that blacks murder about three times as many whites each year as whites murder blacks. This means that the rate of blacks murdering whites is much higher than whites murdering blacks. (Which also happens to be true for blacks murdering blacks. Whites make up 79.8%, 65.6% if you don't count Hispanics, of the population and blacks 12.8%) I don't have the desire to figure out the exact probabilities, but there are about 5 times more whites than blacks in the U.S. and blacks kill 3 times more whites than whites kill blacks. I wonder what the NAACP and Shirley Sherrod has to say about this. What has she done to stop this racist attitude amongst blacks that it is OK to kill whites? Show me the money.

Go home, Shirley, and cry in your own beer. You've go a cushy government job that doesn't require a lot of smarts and you make a lot more money that most of us.

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