Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Equal Justice for the Jena Six


[Found @ Overly Analyze It - The Way I See It]

"The case of Jena Six has served as a wake-up call on the state of US justice. It shows vividly the racial bias still inherent to our system. But is has also shown something else. That this group of families refuses to be silent in the face of injustice, and that hundreds of thousands of other people around the world have chosen to stand with them. Together they have said that we are drawing the line, here, in Jena Louisiana." [From article Racism and Resistance: The Struggle to Free The Jena Six by Jordan Flaherty found @ Left Turn Magazine]

This video is an excellent recap of the Jena Six crisis. The more I follow the case and the overt racism displayed by the Louisiana authorities and the general citizens of Jena the more I must inwardly struggle to control my anger. The entire state of Louisiana... no the entire United States of America should hang their heads with shame to even remotely allow such things to still happen in our society. Why isn't this case getting more publicity? Other stories of much less national and social impact are trotted out before the public with endless analysis and critique from our talking head press. Yet, when we have a blatant "malfunction" of our Justice System targeted against black youths we hear nothing. I believe in giving voices to the downtrodden and abused. I will not remain silent and turn my head to the horrendous inequalities suffered by the Jena community. Free the Jena 6!

Sign the petition showing your support for equal justice for the Jena 6.

NAACP Supports the people of Jena. Sign their petition.

Up-to-date information supporting Free the Jena 6 organization.

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2 comments:

Invisible Woman said...

Thanks for this post...

Tony said...

We must all do what we can to bring injustice to light and fight racial prejudice. I've always wanted Bonez to represent efforts to make the world a better place for all.

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