Seeing the South With Shirley Sherrod

By Leonard Fein

Forward Association, 2010

The tawdry saga of Shirley Sherrod's firing tells much and more about both the real state of race relations in America, and the dangerous immaturity of the media. But Sherrod's 15 minutes of undeserved notoriety at least give the opportunity to acknowledge the great work she has done in fighting for black farmers, a long-victimized target of racism, not just culturally, but legally as well. And in a country that tries to ignore its racist past, this is powerful and important work indeed.

Topic: Black-Jewish Relations, Race, Civil Rights, Racism, Poverty

Name of Publication: Jewish Daily Forward

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Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Fein, Leonard. Seeing the South With Shirley Sherrod. Jewish Daily Forward. Forward Association. 2010: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=15396


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