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Shirley Sherrod to address black journalists

By Emi Kolawole and Lisa Rein
Lisa Rein

By The Post's Emi Kolawole and Lisa Rein

Former Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod on Thursday will address the National Association of Black Journalists, which is meeting in San Diego for its annual convention. Sherrod was forced to resign last week after an out-of-context video of remarks she made were published on a conservative web site. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack subsequently offered her another job at the agency, which she is still considering.

The discussion will focus on the reporting and coverage of the incident and "the role that race still plays in a runaway media culture," a press release from the NABJ said. The organization also said it invited Andrew Breitbart, the conservative blogger who started the controversy, to the session, but he declined.

By Emi Kolawole and Lisa Rein  | July 27, 2010; 3:40 PM ET
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Sherrod thinks whites are racist if they have a different view on the role of Govt ... like in the health care debate.

Posted by: Jmacaco4 | July 27, 2010 6:49 PM | Report abuse

Why is there a National Association of Black Journalists? Why has the liberal mainstream media not integrated them so that they don't need a separate influence block? Do we have a Chineese or Guatemalan Association of Journalists?

Posted by: NoWeCant | July 27, 2010 8:46 PM | Report abuse

Well, doofus, there is an Asian American Journalists Association - http://www.aaja.org/about/
Why? To be a support group, encourage young people to go into journalism, ensure fair coverage. I bet you don't have to be Asian American to join - go ahead, give them some money.

Posted by: seasea1 | July 28, 2010 1:04 AM | Report abuse

If the discussion doesn't revolve around American Blacks getting over being mistreated in the past, they will never adopt the majority American mindset, who cherishes liberty, freedom, family, community, and respect for the rule of law, regardless of skin color.

Posted by: kurttj2002 | July 28, 2010 5:52 AM | Report abuse

this should be a treat

Posted by: g55rumpy | July 28, 2010 7:00 AM | Report abuse

Is this the Racist Anonymous Thread? Seems so. What are you people going to do when you have to post your name before making absurd/racist remarks?

Posted by: GrannyAnnie | July 28, 2010 9:28 AM | Report abuse

I hope they don't tape it.

Posted by: jiji1 | July 28, 2010 10:10 AM | Report abuse

Responding to NoWeCant's query: Yes, there are both National Association of Hispanic Journalists and National Association of Asian Journalists. Look them up.

Posted by: rturn | July 28, 2010 5:16 PM | Report abuse

If she is honest, she will state that:

1. the current administration did not give her a fair hearing & threw her under the bus.

and

2. Glenn Beck was the first person to stand up and state that she wasn't being treated fairly by the govt.

I don't think that's what we'll hear. She will probably praise the current administration and castigate Beck for being a racist.

See you one the Mall, 8/23, restoring honor.

Posted by: dcharlson | July 29, 2010 10:34 AM | Report abuse

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