17 September 2007

The Jena six

This is the sort of incident we used to hear about in the US 40 or 50 years ago: Apart from the noose, this is an everyday story of modern America. It seems incredible that it could happen at the beginning of the 21st century. The unequal judicial treatment of the black and white youths in this incident is sparking protest and planned rallies. It has also brought the small Louisiana town unwelcome attention from around the world.

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