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Does Everybody But Me Know About This?

Thursday, September 20, 2007
I didn't hear about the "Jena 6" case until the Barack Obama-Jesse Jackson flap. It's a pretty outrageous case, and what's almost as outrageous is that I didn't know about. I can't decide whether it's the fault of the media for not telling me or my own fault for not noticing.

From the little I've found, a fight broke out after a bunch of racial incidents in a small southern town. Six black boys are being tried for attempted murder for getting into a fistfight with a white kid. What the hell century is this??
Posted by Arbitrista @ 3:44 PM
4 Comments:
  • elle, phd has been writing a lot of interesting posts about the case.

    By Blogger comebacknikki, at 4:34 PM  
  • Also, there's going to be a special on CNN tonight @ 7 p.m. CST (Special Investigations Unit – Judgment in Jena).

    By Blogger comebacknikki, at 4:38 PM  
  • Today was the first I heard about this too. It's fucked up.

    By Blogger Crawlspace, at 6:05 PM  
  • I only heard about it on Wednesday after a former student emailed and asked me to wear black on Thursday in support of the Jena 6. I guess NPR (where I get most of my news) had been ignoring it.

    By Blogger Addy N., at 8:26 AM  
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