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Tom Vilsack, USDA and civil rights

By Ed O'Keefe


Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (Photo by Bloomberg News)

Eye Opener

Updated 7:15 a.m. ET
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said early Wednesday morning that he's willing to reconsider his decision to force Shirley Sherrod's resignation.

"I am of course willing and will conduct a thorough review and consider additional facts to ensure to the American people we are providing services in a fair and equitable manner," Vilsack said in a statement sent out after 2 a.m.

But Sherrod raised doubts about whether she'd return to USDA, telling NBC's Today Show Wednesday, "I'm just not sure how I would be treated there. I'm not just not sure at this point."

To understand why he sought Sherrod's resignation so quickly, let's go back to February 2009. That's when Vilsack publicly vowed to tackle USDA's troubled civil rights history by ensuring that employees fairly treated minority and women farmers.

"Some folks refer to USDA as the last plantation, and it has a pretty poor history of taking care of people of color," Vilsack said at the time. "You've got outright bias and discrimination."

"Also you've got good people who don't even know that they're discriminating," said Vilsack. "It's necessary to begin the process of reeducating people."

Vilsack made those comments in Albany, Ga., Sherrod's home town. And he said them at a conference hosted by the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund, the same group Sherrod worked for in 1986 when she first met white farmer Roger Spooner.

Reeducating employees required an $8 million consulting contract with Jackson Lewis Corporate Diversity Counseling Group. And it required reviewing tens of thousands of complaints leveled against USDA during George W. Bush's presidency. The review has been led by a 34-year USDA veteran whom Vilsack coaxed out of retirement.

"When this department was established in 1862 by Abraham Lincoln, he referred to it as the people's department," Vilsack told colleague Krissah Thompson in Feburary. "In order to be consistent with that legacy, it's necessary that our programs and our approach reflect an appreciation for everyone's rights. We took a look at [these] prior issues and are in the process of trying to address each of them."

The efforts received little national news coverage until this week when a three-minute clip of Sherrod's now-infamous speech surfaced. Her message -- that Americans need to see beyond a person's skin color -- was tainted by an impolitic delivery White House officials consider too damaging.

"This controversy could make it more difficult to move forward on correcting injustices," Vilsack said Tuesday, adding later that, "The controversy surrounding [Sherrod's] comments would create situations where her decisions, rightly or wrongly, would be called into question making it difficult for her to bring jobs to Georgia."

"Our policy is clear," he continued. "There is zero tolerance for discrimination at USDA and we strongly condemn any act of discrimination against any person. We have a duty to ensure that when we provide services to the American people we do so in an equitable manner. But equally important is our duty to instill confidence in the American people that we are fair service providers."

Did Vilsack make the right decision, or did he overreact at the mercy of the web and cable news cycle? Or did he have to accept Sherrod's resignation in order to reinforce his work on civil rights? It's a question many in Washington will continue asking today.

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Comments

"Did Vilsack make the right decision, or did he overreact at the mercy of the web and cable news cycle?"

Is this a serious question? Good lord. The woman was forced off the road to text in her resignation. She was not able to present any defense or even an explanation. No one at the USDA considered placing her on an administrative leave while they investigated? This story is just simply sickening.

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Posted by: ofeliasage | July 21, 2010 7:30 AM | Report abuse

I am very disappointed in the Tom Vilsack story. By his own words, he should resign. He says there is zero tolerance for bigotry. He did exactly that by basing his decision on an edited version of a video. Everyone knows that today any remarks can be made to sound exactly the opposite. All he had to do was to look at the remarks in context to see the truth.

Posted by: work41 | July 21, 2010 7:34 AM | Report abuse

If he rushed to judgement by asking Sherrod who admitted she did not do enough for a white farmer simply because he was white then the last thing he should do is rush to judgement and reinstate her. Investigate her and see how many other white farmers she discriminated against. If it turns out she was a bigot only one time--and we all know how realistic that is--then by all means, bring her back to the USDA.

Posted by: medogsbstfrnd | July 21, 2010 8:23 AM | Report abuse

First the right wing noise machine lies about Acorn, using edited video. Next the right wing noise machine forces Sherrod to resign using (you guessed it) an edited video. When are the Deomcrats going to learn?

Posted by: Ralph_Indianapolis | July 21, 2010 8:25 AM | Report abuse

Sec. Vilsack is almost as racist as Andrew Breitart

Posted by: jmfromdc | July 21, 2010 8:57 AM | Report abuse

When you find your self in a hole with a shovel in your hand, the first thing to do is stop digging. It is so simple. Vilsack should sit down with Ms Sherrod and offer his sincere apology and offer her position back, if she would like it.

The President needs to take a vocal position and use this moment to push back the deliberate slander and inuendo campaign. Calm and resolute, the truth speaks for itself quite well.

Mistakes were made and corrected at the first opportunity.
End of Story.

Posted by: right_as_rain | July 21, 2010 9:03 AM | Report abuse

Tom Vilsack overreacted to a video release that he did not investigate or question. His gross negligence in this case and total disregard for Ms. Sherrod and her history of great civil rights leadership is disgraceful. Mr. Vilsack owes Ms. Sherrod and the country an apology at the least but it is clear his political will clouding his judgement. His statement early this morning that he "is willing to conduct a thorough review" is ridiculous. Get off your tuckus Mr.Vilsack and admit your faulty rush to judgement and to the right thing in this case. Does our White House not VET content anymore? This one was obvious, especially given the source of the maliciously edited video released yesterday.

Posted by: Cocoa22 | July 21, 2010 9:07 AM | Report abuse

Ready? Shoot!!! Aim. Oh crap, we forgot about due process.
I am very disappointed in Vilsack's ability to lead the Dept. of Ag, which is second only to Minerals Management Service for corruption.

Posted by: NWhalibut | July 21, 2010 9:10 AM | Report abuse

Andrew Breibart should be [Sued]

Because this is the 2nd Time Breitbart has Edited Out Videos involving [Afro Americans] to Stir Up Trouble for Political Gain.

Remember the Heavily Edited [Acorn Video]

Now Mrs. Sherrod.

Fox News, Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, Brett Beir and Others at Fox News, should also be Sued & Fired.


The Federal Government should also be [Sued] or Pay Compensation for being [Gullible-Shallow] regarding Not Demanding a Thorough Investigation of Mrs. Sherrod's
Edited Video Speech and Hastily Firing Mrs. Sherrod, without Due and Fair Process.

For the 1st Time, I Must Say President Obama is Allowing Fox News To Dictate Action & Policy of His Administration Without Fighting them Back.

President Obama, You're letting Fox News Dictate To Your Administration Especially Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly & Brett Beir, their Basically Telling You What to do [Sad] Indeed.


Their Basically [Punking-Tricking You] and that makes You a Hostage and Prisoner of Fox News, which is Clearly Not a News Company.

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Andrew Breitbart: Please Present The Full [Acorn] Video, Oppose to the Heavily Spliced,Edited & Doctored Tape You Made, You Won't, just like Mrs.Sherrod's Tape, You Edited-Shortened it Out [Badly] but Good Enough to do Major Damage to those You Seek to Destroy.

The Federal Government Allowed Your Crooks Off Easy, Opposed to Giving all three Men Federal Time, just because President Obama is Scared of some kind of Backlash from Fox News and AM-Hate Radio, Sad indeed.

Oppose to Enforcing Federal Law, when Breibart's Crooks-Cronies Broke into a Federal Building, A Senators Office of all places, with the Intentions of Wire Tapping her Phones, these three Crooks, were Guilty of Multiple Federal Offenses, yet All Three Men Walked, with Federal Misdemeanors, Because Yet Again, The Administration and The Federal Authorities [Obama Administration] were Scared Of Fox News and AM-Hate Radio Hate Meisters, Using this on a Daily Basis.
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Mr.President: Stand Up,Stand Up, Mr. President and Defend Yourself and Your Appointees, Don't Discard them.

No More Passive, Kow-Towing to Fox News & AM-Hate Radio.

Enough is Enough, You Must Meet This Head On, Not With Your Head Down Or Your [Eyes Closed]

Not This Time.

No Sir, Not This Time.

Posted by: omaarsblade | July 21, 2010 9:20 AM | Report abuse

When an official as high up as Vilsack reacts immediately to a sound bite on cable news, we should worry about how things are run.

Posted by: scatterbrain17 | July 21, 2010 9:23 AM | Report abuse

Fox News was it's usual deplorable self, continuing to run the tape into the night, knowing that it had been "doctored". That was to be expected.

The real disapointment was the handling of the situation by Vilsack and anyone else up-the-line who approved the firing. Any boss should give an employee the courtesy of a chance to present her side of the situation before firing her. I can't imagine the Obama administration and NAACP being so terrified by Fox News that they would make a cowardly rush to judgment.

I think Vilsack and Obama should make televised public apoligies to Ms. Sherrod, and hope she takes her job back. The NAACP has already apologized.

From seeing and hearing Vilsack and Ms. Sherrod on TV, I think the President should consider replacing Vilsack with Ms. Sherrod.

P.S. -- I would like to see a TV debate between Ms. Sherrod and Glen Beck or one of the other Fox idiots.

Posted by: gwilliam1 | July 21, 2010 9:29 AM | Report abuse

Per her interview on several news outlets yesterday, Sherrod says that she was told by her boss that the direction to force her resignation came from the White House, not from Vilsack. It is now Vilsack who is being thrown under the bus to try to insulate the WH from this mess. I think the WH sound bite was probably "Shirley Sherrod acted stupidly".

Posted by: OldRick | July 21, 2010 9:30 AM | Report abuse

And for those of you who blame Fox, note that Beck did nearly the first half of his show yesterday on putting the entire matter in the total and proper context. In other words, he DEFENDED Sherrod.

Posted by: OldRick | July 21, 2010 9:33 AM | Report abuse

She was subjected to the same type of witch hunt that white people have been for making a truthful comment about her personal struggle with racism. Yet she leaves no doubt that at some point she has practices racism in her job. She broke confidentiality, and edited the story about the farmers to suit her audience. Does she deserved to be fired? Not in my opinion; not for this speech. Does her attitude show a disturbing lack of respect for taxpayer money as she speaks of federal jobs as though they are lifelong appointments. Yes, it does.

Posted by: DavidO3 | July 21, 2010 9:37 AM | Report abuse

It is Tom Vilsack who should be made to resign. Now. Preferably by Blackberry.

Posted by: Itzajob | July 21, 2010 9:50 AM | Report abuse

Vilsack screwed up royally here. If anyone should be put on notice, it's him.

At a maximum, Vilsack should have spent a day or two investigating the claims against Sherrod before rendering a decision. Due Process should matter in America.

Putting Sherrod on unpaid leave pending an investigation would have struck the appropriate balance between CYA for himself and due process for her. An outright firing was definitely NOT in order.

Let this also be a lesson to all those who feel the urge to give time to stories pumped up by the right-wing rage machine. If Fox News had spent a few hours doing actual journalistic research, rather than sloppy, partisan hack-work, taxpayer dollars would have been saved and a lot of people -- not the least Sherrod -- would have been spared unwarranted harassment.

Posted by: JPRS | July 21, 2010 10:03 AM | Report abuse

the behavior by the usda is cowardly and sickening. but let's not discount the invaluable assist provided by the wapo yesterday. you were headlining this story early on and still downplay the lies and deceit breitbart engaged in while bamboozling way too many people who should know better.

Posted by: mycomment | July 21, 2010 10:10 AM | Report abuse

And for those of you who blame Fox, note that Beck did nearly the first half of his show yesterday on putting the entire matter in the total and proper context. In other words, he DEFENDED Sherrod.

Posted by: OldRick

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A day late and a dollar short. Just as much as anyone at Fox, Beck needs to his own up to his own complicity in this incident. He ran with the story day one without fact checking. It took professional journalists at places like the Atlanta Journal Constitution to establish the Truth of this incident.

On July 20th he's saying Sherrod should have been made "Czar" because she fits in with the Maoists in the administration; the next day, after real reporters revealed the truth, he does some of his own CYA by failing to own his own complicity and turning the whole issue as yet another attack against this administration.

He has no credibility.

Posted by: JPRS | July 21, 2010 10:13 AM | Report abuse

I have a suggestion. Let's declare a moratorium on calling people racists.

If you just can't break the habit, you can still call the following racist or anything you want to call them:

Adolph Hitler
Louis Farrakhan
Timothy McVeigh
The New Black Panther Party
Joseph Mugabe
George Lincoln Rickwell
Theodore Bilbo

Now, that we have that settled. Let's spend some time figuring out how we can turn this economy around and put millions back to work.

Posted by: mcljch | July 21, 2010 10:37 AM | Report abuse

What's that you say? A white, former Iowa governor gives a working black woman in the USDA the bum's rush down in Georgia and then claims the White House had nothing to do with the decision. Really?

If this is true, Tom Vilsack should resign immediately. We do not need any more "knee jerk" racist bureaucrats in DC than we already have.

And so it goes...

Posted by: pgould1 | July 21, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

mcljch: You're Pulling a Bretbart


1. The New Black Panther Party: Never Killed Any White People.

2. Louis Farrakhan & The Nation Of Islam: Never Lynched,Burned,Bombed Or Killed Any White People. The Nation of Islam Allows Interracial Marriages, Not the KKK, American Nazi Party & American Aryan Nation.

3. John Mugabe: He Did Kill, But His Race was Butchered By White Colonist For Generations, in his Own Land.

4. The KKK: Killed Thousands Of Afro Americans.

5. The American Nazi Party: Killed Thousands Of Afro Americans.

6. The Aryan Nation Nation: Kille Many Afro Americans

7. The Citizens Council: Killed Thousands Of Afro Americans.

8. Timothy McVeigh & Terry Nichols: Killed & Injured Both Black and Mostly Whites in the Oklahoma City Bombing.

9. Jim Jones: Killed Off Hundreds of Afro Americans, all in the Name of Jesus-Christianity.

I Could Go On and On, but, Why Should I.

Reality Bites Huh

Posted by: omaarsblade | July 21, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

I'd like to know why Obama is so afraid of FOX News? It seems like now if Fox News tells Obama to dance, then Obama gets up and does the soft-shoe.

Posted by: chasemonster | July 21, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

Is FOX news running our country? Obama made this decision without any information. He will throw anybody under the bus if he feels it will advance his agenda. Only fools make decisions without having all the information. It appears Obama relied on FOX news only. This incident is pathetic and indicative of Obama's administration.

Posted by: AugustWest1 | July 21, 2010 11:13 AM | Report abuse

omaarsblade, you got me. I was just trying to be even handed. I never realized what great guys that Farrakhan and Mugabe are and what a worthwhile organization that the New Black Panther Party is. Therefore, I respectfully request the Washington Post to remove them from my list.

They should also add Jim Jones and the White Citizens Council as you suggest. How about George Washington and Robert E. Lee?

Please, please post a complete list of all racists so the next time I am at a cocktail party that I will have a "crib sheet" available when during polite chit-chat we are naming racists.

It is also nice to know that one doesn't qualify as a racist unless you have murdered someone. That is unless your ancestors were murdered which gives you immunity from being called a racist.

Posted by: mcljch | July 21, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Act first, think later.

Although it might be a good thing. This approach could easily lead to firing 2/3 of the bureaucracy which would single handedly reduce the deficit and global warming.

Posted by: jiji1 | July 21, 2010 11:33 AM | Report abuse

mcljch: You're Pulling a Breitbart
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Once Again Deal With Facts Over Your..

[Fiction]
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1. The New Black Panther Party: Never Killed Any White People, Their a Big-Story, Only To Fox News & AM-Hate Radio Followers, like You.

2. Louis Farrakhan & The Nation Of Islam: Never Lynched,Burned,Bombed Or Killed Any White People. The Nation of Islam Allows Interracial Marriages, Not the KKK, American Nazi Party & American Aryan Nation.

3. John Mugabe: He Did Kill, But His Race was Butchered By White Colonist For Generations, in his Own Land.

4. The KKK: Killed Thousands Of Afro Americans.

5. The American Nazi Party: Killed Thousands Of Afro Americans.

6. The Aryan Nation Nation: Kille Many Afro Americans

7. The Citizens Council: Killed Thousands Of Afro Americans.

8. Timothy McVeigh & Terry Nichols: Killed & Injured Both Black and Mostly Whites in the Oklahoma City Bombing.

9. Jim Jones: Killed Off Hundreds of Afro Americans, all in the Name of Jesus-Christianity.

I Could Go On and On, but, Why Should I.

Reality Bites Huh

Posted by: omaarsblade | July 21, 2010 11:39 AM | Report abuse

mcljch,

The impulse towards even-handedness is laudable, but there is rightfully a term for a certain kind of even-handedness that is not intellectually honest (the Fallacy of the Golden Mean).

The New Black Panther Party is a joke. It has something like 350 members. It's like a small-scale version of the worst elements of the Tea Party movement or the "Minutemen". Mentioning them in the same breath though as Mugabe and Hitler though is definitely false balance.

As far as your large point goes, I agree with what you're saying about the state of the economy. Part of the reason we're dealing with the fallout from this story is due to the fact that a major "news" organization like Fox ran with this story without fact checking it. If this slanderous campaign against Sherrod had been limited just to Breitbart's corner it never would have entered the national conversation. Part of the reason that we have such a hard time having an honest conversation about the economy and jobs is due to the fact that channels like Fox are anxious to run with blatantly false stories that gin up racial animus and hatred -- even if they turn out to be completely false. That's part of the problem.

Posted by: JPRS | July 21, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

mcljch: You're Pulling a Breitbart

You have Dementia or Politically Convenient Memory Loss..

You Compared Louis Farrakhan, The Nation Of Islam & The So Called "New Black Panther Party" To [Adolph Hitler]..

A Fascist Dictator Who Murdered Millions..

Case Closed, End Of Story, You're Done.

1% Of Louis Farrakhan Can Compare to Mass Murdering Adolph Hitler, Sorry

A Person can Compare John Wayne Gacie To Ted Bundy, that's Logical.

But Farrakhan To Adolph Hitler, No Way, Jose

Posted by: omaarsblade | July 21, 2010 11:50 AM | Report abuse

omaarsblade,

You are overwhelming me with your insightful comments. I never realized how uninformed I was on the definition of "racist"

Do you offer seminars on the subject and your perceptions? If so, I want to be the first one to register the next time you are in my area.

I guess that Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam should be commended for their acceptance of interracial marriage. How dare the KKK take an opposite position!

Now, I get it. If you allow interracial marriage and don't murder anyone (unless someone's colonial ancestors have murdered yours) then any individual or group can say or do anything and not be classified as a racist.

You are so right. Reality does bite. You have clarified the issue for me and for this, I am eternally grateful.

I hope you will never refrain from offering your opinion on this subject or any others.

Posted by: mcljch | July 21, 2010 11:57 AM | Report abuse

I am appalled by this rush to judgment. There's only one solution-immediate reinstatement and a full apology. To demand someone's resignation because of an out-of-context snippet is just the worst kind of political maneuvering. Even worse, is the absence of really quick action reinstating her and the absence of a sincere apology.

Posted by: freshfoodnancy | July 21, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse

Guys and Gals,

Hitler was among many things a racist. I never said that Farrakhan was a mass murdereer.

My whole point is that I am sick of people calling people racists. It serves no purpose whatsoever. It is just a diversion.

I will go on record right now and admit that I was wrong about Farrakhan and Mugabe being racists based on my new friend's definition.

Now, do you feel better?

Posted by: mcljch | July 21, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

Nation of Islam is = to KKK with respect to certain backward views about interracial marriage.

Some members of the Nation of Islam killed dissenters within their ranks (most noteworthy being Malcolm X). The KKK acted as a kind of quasi-state within a state against blacks killing hundreds if not a few thousand without charge or trial outside of its membership.

The KKK of today, or the CCC is probably equal to the Nation of Islam today. Historically though they are not equal.

This is all beside the point. With respect to your original point about how it would be more productive to avoid race and focus on areas of common concern, I agree in the abstract.

When right-wing media -- including Fox News -- runs racially charged and loaded stories 24-7 and you're in a political environment where you need at least some GOP votes -- how do you go about addressing those common concerns and bypassing race?

If one side has absolutely no interest in having that conversation until after Nov. 2010 and that side has the capacity to limit the economic recovery, what's to be done?

Posted by: JPRS | July 21, 2010 12:22 PM | Report abuse

mcljch: You're Pulling a Breitbart

You have Dementia or Politically Convenient Memory Loss..

You Compared Louis Farrakhan, The Nation Of Islam & The So Called "New Black Panther Party" To [Adolph Hitler]..

A Fascist Dictator Who Murdered Millions..

Case Closed, End Of Story, You're Done.

1% Of Louis Farrakhan Can't Compare to Mass Murdering Adolph Hitler, Sorry

A Person can Compare John Wayne Gacie To Ted Bundy, that's Logical.

But Farrakhan To Adolph Hitler,

No Way, Jose

You're a Hopeless cause, with a hopeless Argument...

End of Story

Posted by: omaarsblade | July 21, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

JPRS: Is Right

mcljch: You're Dead Wrong
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The impulse towards even-handedness is laudable, but there is rightfully a term for a certain kind of even-handedness that is not intellectually honest (the Fallacy of the Golden Mean).

The New Black Panther Party is a joke.

It has something like 350 members. It's like a small-scale version of the worst elements of the Tea Party movement or the "Minutemen".

Mentioning them in the same breath though as Mugabe and Hitler though is definitely False Balance.

Posted by: omaarsblade | July 21, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Vilsack could still save this by admitting unabashedly that he made a very serious mistake, apologizing to Sherrod in a sincere way, and offering to reinstate her.

The White House could follow up with a statement that it will henceforth behave more courageously in confronting its political adversaries, and will endeavor to overcome its tendency toward timidity.

People like me will await those events with the intention of deciding its continued support of this administration and its party.
M

Posted by: mleffert1 | July 21, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Vilsack,
Get the same due process that you provided to an employee, submit your resignation now.

Posted by: bureaucrat1 | July 21, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse


Andrew Breibart Now Says He's Sorry to Shirley Sherrod, After The Entire Un-Edited Video is Released and The Public Backlash ...
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That's just like a Rapist Telling his Interrogating Detectives after Raping a Woman....
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"I'm Truly Sorry, I Did It, I Didn't Know, I was Raping A Good Woman"

Posted by: omaarsblade | July 21, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

long history of racism at USDA? read these stories then decide

in 1997, there were only 18,000 black farmers in america, but some how, 96,000 blacks filed claims against the USDA for discrimination, and what is bizarre is that the black farmers weren't suing about farm loans, they were suing because the USDA didn't teach them how to farm!!!!

http://www.amren.com/ar/2001/02/index.html#cover

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=26319&s=rcme

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE61H5XD20100218

$4 billion, one of the biggest scams in history!

Posted by: idiotnoir | July 22, 2010 7:51 AM | Report abuse

omaarsblade, spamming a blog doesn't make you a good jihadi.

Posted by: jiji1 | July 22, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse

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