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Minorities helped fuel Harry Reid's victory

Many Nevada Latinos and others were motivated by 'tea party' Republican Sharron Angle's racially charged rhetoric in the Senate race.


Obama says USDA "jumped the gun" on Sherrod ouster

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack rushed to judgment when he dismissed a former government official over racism allegations, U.S. President Barack Obama said in an interview on Thursday.


Sherrod Not Inclined to Return to Job

Shirley Sherrod, the Agriculture Department official, also says she believes she deserves a telephone call from President Obama.

Senh: Thanks to the power of the internet, we have people jumping to conclusions without spending the proper amount of time to fully and thoroughly investigate a case before making decisions. Sherrod's boss should be reprimanded for making such a haste decision. I don't think Sherrod should ask to speak to the President though. Let this thing end quickly. Barack Obama already has enough on his mind. He doesn't need anymore distractions.


White House apologizes to fired USDA worker

White House apologizes to fired USDA worker

Shirley Sherrod was terminated after a conservative website showed edited video of her at an NAACP event apparently saying she would refuse to help a white farmer.


USDA to Reconsider Ouster of Official for Race Comments

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he will 'conduct a thorough review and consider additional facts' regarding the department's decision to oust a black employee over racially tinged comments.


Rand Paul plans campaign shake-up after gaffes

Rand Paul plans campaign shake-up after gaffes

Kentucky senatorial candidate Rand Paul said Tuesday he's planning a campaign staff shake-up a week after a round of interviews in which he dismayed fellow Republicans by discussing his views on racial segregation.


Arrest Made in Racial Case at N.J. Wal-Mart

Police said they had made an arrest in the case of a racial comment being made over the public-address system at a Wal-Mart store in southern New Jersey.


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