Days after the NAACP clashed with Tea Party members over allegations of racism, a video has surfaced showing an Agriculture Department official regaling an NAACP audience with a story about how she withheld help to a white farmer facing bankruptcy -- video that now has forced the official to resign.
Shirley Sherrod, the department's Georgia director of Rural Development, is shown in the clip describing "the first time I was faced with having to help a white farmer save his farm." Sherrod, who is black, claimed the farmer took a long time trying to show he was "superior" to her. The audience laughed as she described how she determined his fate.
"He had to come to me for help. What he didn't know while he was taking all that time trying to show me he was superior to me was I was trying to decide just how much help I was going to give him," she said. "I was struggling with the fact that so many black people have lost their farmland and here I was faced with having to help a white person save their land -- so I didn't give him the full force of what I could do. I did enough."
Let's be clear about something,
There is nothing shocking or morally reprehensible about what this lady did.
She is a black person who is looking out for her own kind, even at the detriment of people of other races.
That isn't wrong.
That's just natural.
The problem is that a certain percentage of Whites pretend that race is irrelevant and shouldn't (or doesn't) matter.
But that's a lie.
Race is real. Race matters.
It is natural and healthy for people to look after their own kind. To suggest otherwise is dishonest and delusional.
As long as two or more races share a space their will be racial discrimination and animosity.
The way to end racial discrimination is to segregate the races in to their own living spaces where they can define their own society in which ever way they see fit.
That will happen eventually anyway.