An undated photo provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows former USDA official Shirley Sherrod, who was fired this week after brief comments she made in a March speech were taken out of context. (AP Photo/United States Department of Agriculture)

An undated photo provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows former USDA official Shirley Sherrod, who was fired this week after brief comments she made in a March speech were taken out of context. (AP Photo/United States Department of Agriculture)