July 29th, 2010
10:31 AM ET
4 years ago

Obama: Sherrod deserved better

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama said Thursday that Shirley Sherrod "deserves better than what happens last week when a bogus controversy ... led to her forced resignation."

"Many are to blame" for the reaction that followed, he said, "including my own administration."

Her whole story, Obama said he told Sherrod, "is exactly the kind of story we need to hear in America (because) we all have our biases."

The president made his remarks during an appearance at the National Urban League's 100th Anniversary Convention in Washington.


Filed under: President Obama • Shirley Sherrod
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  1. John in Cal

    Isn't it nice to hear someone in the government saying that they did wrong by someone and accepting the blame,then saying that they need to do better? Don't hear that kind of honesty if at all anymore from that neck of the woods. All you normally hear is the blame game, which we are all tired of.

    July 29, 2010 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  2. Marty, FL

    It seems many people have taken responsibility for their mistakes toward Ms. Sherrod, including the administration, NAACP, and Bill O'Reily even apologized.

    The one glaring apology missing to Ms. Sherrod is from the reprehensible originator of this defamation of character: Andrew Breitbart. What is he doing? Avoiding responsibility, doubling-down on his assaults, and now heading a fundraiser for the Republican National "Voyeur" Convention. Sad.

    July 29, 2010 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  3. Rick

    no she doesnt, we who have worked hard and recieved nothing but hard times should have it as equal as those with color, but we dont, we are discriminated against because of affirmative action and political correctness of the obama administration

    July 29, 2010 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  4. goofus

    Oh come on! She is now famous and on the talk show circuit making a spectacle like this country seems to prefer! No more humdrum days at the office for this woman ,its off to the race wars!

    July 29, 2010 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
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