Shirley Sherrod Says “No Thank You” To Tom Vilsack

Posted by | August 24, 2010 12:45 | Filed under: Top Stories

Former USDA official Shirley Sherrod has declined an offer from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to take another job with the department, but says she wants to see the work she started continue.

“I just don’t think at this point with all that has happened” that it is possible to continue working at the department. “It doesn’t mean I’m not interested in that work, because I am,” she said.

She said she needs to “take a break” from the events of the past few weeks, but looks forward to “some type of relationship with the department in the future.”

“We need to work on issues (of) discrimination and racism in this country, and I’d certainly like to play my role,” Sherrod added.

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