Today is my birthday and the best gift I could have received is seeing people stand up for the Jena 6 in massive numbers.
Currently watching the CNN Special Investigation on the Jena 6 and I’m amazed that people don’t understand that you may think there is no racism, and you may think that things are peachy, but if you’re white, that opinion doesn’t mean much. Don’t read too much into that statement. What I’m saying is that hearing the whites in town say there’s no racism in town is like hearing a convict say that they’re innocent. The people that have been oppressed in Jena, have lived under that oppression for decades. The whites in Jena of course think there is no problem and of course the blacks think they’re awash in problems.
My questions: Where is the Governor or Attorney General in all this? How about the President? One woman says the town needs to learn the lessons of the past – in the year 2007, that they haven’t learned these lessons, is a testament to what’s wrong in this town.
My thanks to everyone that went there. I wish I could be with you.