In 2008, the Reverend Pfegler bore the brunt of the criticism when he did his racist "privileged Hillary" speech at Barack Obama's church. Meanwhile, his audience's joyous and over the top reaction went relatively unscathed by comparison in the media.
In 2010, Shirley Sherrod is portrayed as a victim while once again, the racist reaction of the NAACP audience to her white farmer's story goes unnoticed in comparision. Just because the Sherrod White Farmer story had a "happy ending" does not dismiss the gutless, racist reaction of the NACCP members in attendance who CHEERED and APPLAUDED when Shirley Sherrod, a PAID EMPLOYEE of the government, first stated she felt the desire to deny a claim by two white farmers simply because they were white.
In 2010, if you were an african american congress person walking by a tea party protest near the capitol steps in Washington D.C., allegations of somebody in the crowd making a racist taunt made the news for days.
I am sick and tired of the media double standard of racism in this country.