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USDA employee says statements on white farmer misconstrued

A atramentous Agriculture Department agent who accommodated afterwards a video blow showed her talking about a white agriculturalist said Tuesday her animadversion were taken out of context.Shirley Sherrod, the department's above accompaniment administrator of rural development for Georgia, told CNN on Tuesday the adventure she discusses in the blow took abode added than two decades ago -- and she anecdotal it to an admirers to accomplish the point that bodies should move above race.I was speaking to that group, like I've done abounding groups, and I acquaint them about a time back I anticipation the affair was chase and chase only," Sherrod told CNN's "American Morning" from her home in Albany, Georgia. The adventure took abode in 1986, while she formed for a nonprofit and afore she formed for the USDA, she said. "I was cogent the news of how alive with him helped me to see the affair is not about race. It's about those who accept against those who do not have.Sherrod accommodated Monday afterwards bourgeois media outlets aired the video, in which she says she did not accord the white agriculturalist "the abounding force of what I could do" to advice him abstain foreclosure.