Fighting Back

THE WRONG WOMAN: It's not for the money, says Shirley Sherrod about the lawsuit that she filed against her defamers; it's to make a point against reckless journalism that can destroy lives.

The innocent victim of a political attack, Shirley Sherrod recently filed a lawsuit against those who twisted her gesture of racial reconciliation into a charge of racial discrimination and caused her to lose her job. Had her accusers done their homework, they would’ve realized that trying to nail a “reverse racism” label on a woman of Sherrod’s history was not wise.

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White Beauty Queen, Black University

The story about Nikole Churchill, the white student who recently won the title of Miss Hampton at the predominantly black Hampton University, has challenged a lot of folks to look at the race issue from yet another angle. Churchill beat out nine black women to win the school’s 15th annual beauty pageant, which awards a scholarship in addition to that fancy tiara. She was the first non-black student to ever win the crown.

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