Sherrod Squad

Shirley Sherrod may have made a speech about redemption, but her husband seems to have a harsher attitude.

CNN's Joe Johns surprisingly highlighted Charles Sherrod's racially-charged comments about stopping "the white man and his Uncle Toms from stealing our elections" during a segment on Thursday's Anderson Cooper 360. Johns also reported on the questions being raised by conservatives about how his wife Shirley Sherrod received her former position at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

C. SHERROD (from 2010 speech at University of Virginia): When will we trust our own? When will we feel responsible to save ourselves? Finally, we must stop the white man and his Uncle Toms from stealing our elections. We must not be afraid to vote black. We must not be afraid to turn a black out who votes against our interests.

COOPER: So, is this taken out of context, the way Shirley Sherrod's comments were taken out of context?

JOHNS: It doesn't appear to be.

The plot thickens.