As you read this excellent article from our friends over at the Black Agenda Report, one needs to keep in mind an important update that really brings this article home. In the midst of focusing on all that was wrong with the attacks and subsequent reaction to Ms Shirley Sherrod, what was lost was GOP Senators fighting to withhold 1.2 billion dollars that was set aside for Black Farmers who had a long court fight with the US Government.
By now everyone has heard about the troubles plaguing ACORN. For those unfamiliar with this grassroots organization, the narrative of it being fraudulent is the one that folks are holding onto and that’s completely understandable considering some of the damaging undercover footage shown and allegations of wrongdoings levied against them. For those who are familiar with ACORN, controversy and attacks from political foes are nothing new. If anything, one thing that has been refreshing about ACORN is their willingness to stand firm and fight back and throw serious haymakers of their own. They have long taken the position of being a voice for the voiceless and have let very little deter them over the years.