There have been tens of thousands of racial discrimination claims against the USDA in recent years. Alison Stewart steps back from the furor over the Shirley Sherrod saga to explain the backlog and its consequences.
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Need to Know talks to Terence Samuel, deputy editor of The Root, an online magazine, to discuss the controversial resignation of USDA employee Shirley Sherrod, and how the media handles issues of race.