CHETRY: Thirty-eight minutes past the hour. Welcome back to the most news in the morning. The Shirley Sherrod controversy and the explosive mix of race, politics and the viral age of the internet. President Obama spoke with Shirley yesterday and expressed regret for the turmoil that she endured this week. A short time ago we asked her how she thinks the White House is handling race issues in general.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
SHERROD: I'm assuming this administration feels, too, that, you know, if they highlight issues of black people, the country would perceive it as something negative. I know they probably have to struggle with that, but I think they're wrong.