Shirley Sherrod video: Have you been judged unfairly?

USDA official Shirley Sherrod was forced to resign earlier this week after edited video footage appeared to show her regaling a mostly black audience with a story of racist actions she took against a white farmer while working for a nonprofit group years earlier.

After being roundly denounced by conservatives, administration officials, and even the NAACP, a fuller review of the evidence has now prompted widespread apologies. Ms. Sherrod's controversial remarks, the full video makes clear, were intended to show a turning point in her commitment to helping poor farmers of all races and to promote racial unity.

It's unclear if Sherrod will return to her position in the government.

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Have you experienced unfair criticism as a result of having your comments taken out of context? Were you able to repair your reputation? What advice would you give to Sherrod?

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