July 22nd, 2010
08:05 AM ET
12 years ago

Sherrod offered new job, but says she is not so sure

(CNN) - A former Agriculture Department employee who was forced to resign from her job based on incomplete and misleading reports of a speech she gave has been offered a new job by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, but said Thursday she is "not so sure."

"I'm not so sure that going back to the department is the thing to do," Shirley Sherrod told CNN's "American Morning."

Sherrod said she was offered some type of civil rights position in the department's Office of Outreach, and that she was expecting to receive something official in an e-mail from the department. She said Thursday she had not had a chance to see that yet.

But "I would not want to be the one person at USDA that's responsible for issues of discrimination within the agency," she said. "You know, there's a lawsuit by black farmers, there's a lawsuit by Hispanic and Native American and women farmers ... There are changes that would need to happen in order to once and for all really deal with discrimination."

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Filed under: Agriculture Department • Shirley Sherrod • USDA
soundoff (27 Responses)
  1. Living in America

    Why hasn't the guy who exposed the tape lost his job? inquiring minds wanna know. It's like Rev. Wright all over again. They only showed a 8 second sound bite from his speech instead of playing the whole sermion as well.

    July 22, 2010 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  2. Lori in St Pete

    After she wins her slander lawsuits against faux infotainment corporation and that idiot breitbart, she won't need a job.

    July 22, 2010 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
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