A Jena 6 Update

So tomorrow there’s a march in Jena, Louisiana. I’m very glad that those that are attending, aren’t “staying the hell home”. I wish I could be with them because what’s going on in Jena is true racism. So many people play the race card when it isn’t warranted. Not to say, that there aren’t varying degrees of racism, but what these young men are putting up with, is far more than I’ve seen in my 39 years. It’s been over a century since slavery ended, but the vestiges of it are live and kicking in the south.

Tomorrow night on CNN they’ll be running a special report Special Investigations Unit: Judgment in Jena. I’m glad CNN has been so big in getting the word out. I’m thankful it has kicked Hollywood starlets out of the limelight.

  • http://merujo.blogspot.com Merujo

    I heard about the CNN special on Air America Radio this afternoon — they interviewed the CNN anchor who is in Jena right now. She said that most of the locals in town are leaving for the day tomorrow. Personally, I wish I could be there.

    On a totally unrelated note — happy birthday, Spencer!

  • http://fortyninepercenter.blogspot.com/ Joey

    Good stuff, Spencer

    My family and I were just talking about this at the table, last night.
    I really hope this really shines the light on the fact that what you are saying is true.

    Racism is still a huge problem in parts of this country.
    Even more scary, they seem to be the areas that support this president and thump bibles in everyone’s faces.

    Its sickening.

    Joey

  • http://fortyninepercenter.blogspot.com/ Joey

    Good stuff, Spencer

    My family and I were just talking about this at the table, last night.
    I hope this really shines the light on the fact that what you are saying is true.

    Racism is still a huge problem in parts of this country.
    Even more scary, they seem to be the areas that support this president and thump bibles in everyone’s faces.

    Its sickening.

    Joey

  • radiocynic

    Yep, just wanted to mention, since I was complaining about the lack of media coverage earlier… What a victory this already is, if only for the attention today’s protests have garnered. At least, suddenly, it’s the top story everywhere today. Better late than never. I’m not usually real big on most “activism”, feeling like much of it is just silly posturing… But when something REALLY matters, like this, I’m sure glad those marching are marching, and that the country as a whole is finally taking notice.