I feel so confident knowing lovely government workers like this toil on my behalf UPDATED

Ooops.  Wait, I’m not black. 

Andrew Breitbart, I ♥ you.

He writes:

We are in possession of a video from in which Shirley Sherrod, USDA Georgia Director of Rural Development, speaks at the NAACP Freedom Fund dinner in Georgia. In her meandering speech to what appears to be an all-black audience, this federally appointed executive bureaucrat lays out in stark detail, that her federal duties are managed through the prism of race and class distinctions.

In the first video, Sherrod describes how she racially discriminates against a white farmer. She describes how she is torn over how much she will choose to help him. And, she admits that she doesn’t do everything she can for him, because he is white. Eventually, her basic humanity informs that this white man is poor and needs help. But she decides that he should get help from “one of his own kind”. She refers him to a white lawyer.

Sherrod’s racist tale is received by the NAACP audience with nodding approval and murmurs of recognition and agreement. Hardly the behavior of the group now holding itself up as the supreme judge of another groups’ racial tolerance.

 Ed Morrissey notes that the moral-of-the-story could have ended in a positive way:

Actually, if Sherrod had a different ending for this story, it could have been a good tale of redemption. She almost grasps this by initially noting that poverty is the real issue, which should be the moral of the anecdote. Instead of having acted on this realization — and perhaps mindful of the audience — Sherrod then backtracks and says that it’s really an issue of race after all. It certainly was for Sherrod, who admits that “I didn’t give him the full force of what I could do.” Notice that the audience doesn’t exactly rise as one to scold Sherrod for her racism, but instead murmurs approvingly of using race to determine outcomes for government programs, which is of course the point that Andrew wanted to make.

Too bad it didn’t in Obama’s post-racial America.  Mr. Poor White Georgia Farmer: I hope you sue for discrimination.

UPDATE:

I just read Pamela Geller’s piece in American Thinker today.  How timely, eh?

It is becoming increasingly clear to anyone paying attention that the seeds of division are being sown with increased vigor by Obama’s shadowy machine.

America, in her naïveté and eternal hopefulness, thought that electing Barack Hussein Obama would be the final chapter on race in America and would hammer the last nail into a well-deserved coffin for the divisive racial narratives that demagogues and provocateurs have used for so long to tear down this country. Little did America know that Barack Obama was the candidate of exactly those demagogues and provocateurs.

In a stunning reversal of decades of progress and harmony, during which spokesmen from the hate fringe like Louis Farrakhan were cast outside the realm of decent society, Obama’s presidency has ushered in the era of the hater. In the new doublespeak, hate is good.

And every single good, decent American who is standing up for individual freedoms, small government, and self-reliance is now evil.

Read the rest.

UPDATE 2:

Poor Ms. I’m-a-racist-government worker resignedPundette:

Guess that government job wasn’t as secure as she thought.

Heh.

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