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Mikhiela Sherrod, daugher-in-law of Shirley Sherrod, speaks during a rally in Albany, Ga., Wednesday, July 21, 2010. The White House did a sudden about-face Wednesday and begged for forgiveness from the black Agriculture Department employee whose ouster ignited an embarrassing political firestorm over race. She was offered a "unique opportunity" for a new job and said she was thinking it over. (AP Photo/The Albany Herald, Terry Lewis)
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Mikhiela Sherrod, daugher-in-law of Shirley Sherrod, speaks during a rally in Albany, Ga., Wednesday, July 21, 2010. The White House did a sudden about-face Wednesday and begged for forgiveness from the black Agriculture Department employee whose ouster ignited an embarrassing political firestorm over race. She was offered a "unique opportunity" for a new job and said she was thinking it over. (AP Photo/The Albany Herald, Terry Lewis)

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