WASHINGTON--The tide is turning for ousted USDA worker Shirley Sherrod.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is reconsidering her firing. The NAACP apologized for its rush to judgement. At issue: an edited videotape of a speech Sherrod delivered made her remarks seem racist; the whole speech showed something different.
The episode--still unfolding on Wednesday and reaching up to a White House cabinet secretary--comes a year after President Obama wrestled with race related issues stemming from the arrest of Harvard professor Skip Gates, leading to a "beer summit" at the White House.
Sherrod told NBC's "Today Show," on Wednesday, "You know, that is so hard to take, especially when I kept saying, "Look at the entire thing. Look at my message." And no one would listen. No one would listen."
She's not sure she would take her job back: "You know, I am just not sure of how I would be treated there now. That's one I just don't know at this point."