An article in the Chicago Sun-Times sums it up nicely: Did Civil Rights movement pass Louisiana by?
This is so messed up…black students getting set to jail for decades and white students getting a warning? The good news is that, for the fellow who was convicted already and the ones that may be convicted, it’s easy to appeal a verdict given out by an all-white jury.
Even now, students still at the school have been banned from wearing shirts that say “Free the Jena 6.”
It such a clear case of rampant racism, I can’t believe anyone could look at this situation and not see that.