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Group calls for Vilsack's resignation


WASHINGTON, D.C. (KWWL) -- The president of the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association is calling for the resignation or firing of Agriculture Secretary and former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack.  Tom Burrell says Vilsack's firing of Shirley Sherrod proves the USDA is still practicing discrimination against African-American farmers and black employees within the USDA.  Although Vilsack has apologized to Sherrod, Burrell says the Agriculture secretary has violated the oath he took to defend the country against discrimination.

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