Shirley Sherrod, the Agriculture Department official whose ouster from her job last month sparked a heated debate on race and politics, today declined an offer to return to work in the agency's civil rights division.
Sherrod told reporters she could not accept the job "at this point, with all that has happened."
"I know [Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack] has apologized and I accept that," she said. "A new process is in place and I hope that it works. But I think I can be helpful to him and...Full Story