Today's Date: February 2, 2023
Astria Therapeutics Announces Inducement Grants Under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(c)(4)   •   PepsiCo Juntos Crecemos Partners with Wilmer Valderrama to Surprise Five Phoenix-Area Hispanic-Owned Small Businesses with $10,0   •   Los Angeles County Addresses the Youth Mental Health Crisis Through a Groundbreaking, School-Based Telehealth Collaboration   •   CONMED Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2022 Financial Results   •   Cue Health to Participate at Upcoming Investor Conferences   •   Exelixis to Webcast Fireside Chats as Part of Investor Conferences in February   •   Black-Owned Businesses Fuel Economic Impact with Growth and Optimism   •   SHAREHOLDER ACTION REMINDER: The Schall Law Firm Encourages Investors in Ryvyl Inc. with Losses of $100,000 to Contact the Firm   •   Itron Named a Visionary in the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Managed IoT Connectivity Services, Worldwide   •   Eleven Hightower Advisors Named to Forbes' "Top Women Wealth Advisors Best-in-State" List   •   RJ Young Makes Donations to Make-A-Wish America Chapters Across the Southeast   •   Iveric Bio Reports Inducement Grants Under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(c)(4)   •   Ironwood Pharmaceuticals to Host Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2022 Investor Update Call   •   IJC Encourages Canadian and United States Governments to Implement Recommendations to Reduce Flooding Risks in the Lake Champlai   •   American School of Valencia Utilizing PowerSchool SIS to Customize and Manage Student Assessments and Overall Communication Func   •   AHN Opens Dedicated Clinic for Obstetric Patients Experiencing Complex Heart Conditions   •   Adtalem Global Education Announces Fiscal Second Quarter 2023 Results   •   Watercrest Winter Park Assisted Living and Memory Care Honored as a Finalist in the 2022 Best of Winter Park Awards   •   Kolar President and Founder Named Second Vice Chair of Women's Business Enterprise National Council Forum   •   Chicago Auto Show's Sixth Annual 'What Drives Her' Networking Event and Awards Program To Be Held Feb. 10, Finalists Announced
Bookmark and Share

NAACP Zaps USDA Employee

 

BALTIMORE - NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous issued the following statement  after learning of the resignation of Shirley Sherrod of the United States Department of Agriculture.

“Since our founding in 1909, the NAACP has been a multi-racial, multi-faith organization that-- while generally rooted in African American communities-- fights to end racial discrimination against all Americans. 

We concur with US Agriculture Secretary Vilsack in accepting the resignation of Shirley Sherrod for her remarks at a local NAACP Freedom Fund banquet.

Racism is about the abuse of power.  Sherrod had it in her position at USDA.  According to her remarks, she mistreated a white farmer in need of assistance because of his race.

We are appalled by her actions, just as we are with abuses of power against farmers of color and female farmers.

Her actions were shameful. While she went on to explain in the story that she ultimately realized her mistake, as well as the common predicament of working people of all races, she gave no indication she had attempted to right the wrong she had done to this man.

The reaction from many in the audience is disturbing.  We will be looking into the behavior of NAACP representatives at this local event and take any appropriate action. 

We thank those who brought this to our national office's attention, as there are hundreds of local fundraising dinners each year.

Sherrod's behavior is even more intolerable in light of the US Department of Agriculture's well documented history of denying opportunities to African American, Latino, Asian American, and Native American farmers, as well as female farmers of all races.  Currently, justice for many of these farmers is being held up by Congress. We would hope all who share our outrage at Sherrod's statements would join us in pushing for these cases to be remedied. 

The NAACP will continue to advance the ideals of America and fight for freedom, justice and fairness for all Americans.”

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News