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Shirley Sherrod is shown speaking at the 20th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet on March 27, 2010. (Courtesy YouTube/DCTV/CBS News)

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Shirley Sherrod resigns USDA job after discovery of racist act against white farmer

Shirley Sherrod, in an interview this morning with The Albany Herald, says video comments she made about an incident 24 years ago were taken out of context. They also cost her her job as the first African American in charge of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Program.

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