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The NAACP has released the video of Shirley Sherrod’s speech, the most famous comments by a USDA official since the days of Earl Butz. Watch.

I’ll have more on this shortly, but Rachel Slajda has watched the entire thing and tells me it contains exactly what Sherrod claimed it would: her using an anecdote from her own life more than two decades ago to illustrate her own path to getting beyond race.

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