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LDF Statement on Shirley Sherrod

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

(New York, NY) -- The ordeal that Shirley Sherrod has endured this week with such strength and grace should never have happened. No one should be so unfairly accused. And no one should lose their job without a fair chance to respond to the allegations against them. Of course, Shirley Sherrod should be reinstated to an appropriate position. Of course, she should receive an apology from those government officials who contributed to her ordeal.