Takebacks

Sherrod Will 'Think About' New Job

Shirley Sherrod says she will “think about” accepting a new job offered by Agriculture Department head Tom Vilsack after being hastily fired when a conservative website posted a video edited to mischaracterize Sherrod’s views on race. Sherrod is expecting an email offering some sort of civil rights position in the department’s Office of Outreach. "I truly do need time to think about it,” Sherrod said, adding, that she wanted to see how the department handles civil rights issues. But she is “satisfied” with Vilsack’s apology for firing her. In the video in question, Sherrod, who is black, was giving a speech about having held racial prejudices early in her career but learning to let them go to help a white farmer keep his farm. The website Breitbart.com left out the part about overcoming prejudice.