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Wednesday, October 24, 2007
The Truth About the Jena 6
For some time, I've being trying to explain to people the absurdity of the uproar about the "Jena 6" - six criminals who assaulted an entirely innocent man and then, somehow, managed to make themselves into victims. But this article, from the Assistant Editor of the Jena Times lays out the case far better than I ever could.
Here is the most striking portion:
The event on Dec. 4, 2006 was consistently labeled a "schoolyard fight." But witnesses described something much more horrific. Several black students, including those now known as the Jena 6, barricaded an exit to the school's gym as they lay in wait for Justin Barker to exit. (It remains unclear why Mr. Barker was specifically targeted.)
When Barker tried to leave through another exit, court testimony indicates, he was hit from behind by Mychal Bell. Multiple witnesses confirmed that Barker was immediately knocked unconscious and lay on the floor defenseless as several other black students joined together to kick and stomp him, with most of the blows striking his head.
Let's review: this group of thugs ambushed an innocent individual and savagely beat him unconcious. Yet they're the ones who are getting songs written about them and who are being held up as heroes of civil rights? What brave martyrs they make! Though, they're more likely to make Bull Connor than Martin Luther King proud.
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Posted by: obc | 2007-10-24 6:16:46 AM
I think that both sides were wrong but you muct have obviously forgotten about the white guys hanging nooses from a tree. and you call what you are doing justice? as a teenager what kind of example are you setting for me? are you saying racism right? what would you tell your kids?
Posted by: Renee | 2007-10-24 7:19:01 AM
Hanging nooses from trees is a far cry from assaulting someone, and to make the comparison is totally absurd.
Furthermore, nooses in themselves are not a symbol of so-called racism. They have been around for centuries. This is just another example of how the race baiting/poverty pimps are willing to grab any any straw to perpetuate their money-
making cult of victimhood.
The thing that is most sad is that these six, by stomping the crap out of a fellow student, have now been elevated to the status of near-martyrs.
I lived through the civil rights riots of the '60's and all the attendant problems that came with it.I have also observed the results of
the passage of Johnson's civil rights act.
It is disgusting to see a once-principled and proud group of people reduced to what they are today. Thanks, it great part to their own so-called leaders in the civil rights "movement".
Posted by: atric | 2007-10-24 7:49:39 AM
According to an article recently published by in the Christian Science Monitor, "An investigation by school officials, police, and an FBI agent revealed the true motivation behind the placing of two nooses in the tree the day after the assembly. According to the expulsion committee, the crudely constructed nooses were not aimed at black students. Instead, they were understood to be a prank by three white students aimed at their fellow white friends, members of the school rodeo team. (The students apparently got the idea from watching episodes of "Lonesome Dove.") The committee further concluded that the three young teens had no knowledge that nooses symbolize the terrible legacy of the lynchings of countless blacks in American history. When informed of this history by school officials, they became visibly remorseful because they had many black friends. Another myth concerns their punishment, which was not a three-day suspension, but rather nine days at an alternative facility followed by two weeks of in-school suspension, Saturday detentions, attendance at Discipline Court, and evaluation by licensed mental-health professionals. The students who hung the nooses have not publicly come forward to give their version of events."
According to the Jena Times, state Welfare Supervisor Melinda Edwards said it might surprise everyone to learn that the three students did not have knowledge of black history in relation to that hanging of black citizens in the south during the civil rights movement.
“We discussed this in great detail with those students,” Edwards said. “They honestly had no knowledge of the history concerning nooses and black citizens. This may seem hard to believe for some people, but this is exactly what everyone on the committee determined.”
She also said that once the historical significance of the nooses was revealed to the students and how it was considered a tremendous insult to those of the black race, they showed great remorse. “When they were told about the historical relevance of the nooses and how others would interpret their actions, they really were very remorseful,” she said. “I can honestly say that these boys regretted tremendously ever hanging those nooses.”
Posted by: Blair | 2007-10-24 8:03:21 AM
i think that the judge need to free mykal bell
Posted by: jasmine mcpherson | 2007-10-24 8:08:09 AM
When will there be a human who will admit that both sides were wrong without a "BUT"? There is no but, nooses are WRONG, I don't care of the various meanings you may want to attach to it! Beating a fellow student til he passes out is WRONG, I don't care what he hung from a tree! Point blank. Stop jumping on these racial bandwagons! You don't have to agree with Justin Barker because you are white and you don't have to disagree with him because you are black. Grow up! And all this bullcrap about blacks being violent...give me a break! Black people aren't violent, stupid people are! I've seen violence in every color of the rainbow.
Posted by: Ms America | 2007-10-24 8:08:22 AM
Ms. America, you exemplify what is completely wrong in the mindset of lefty-libs.
Hanging nooses is not WRONG! Beating up a fellow student is. As explained in the previous comment, these noose-hangers were not trying to make a racist statement but the perpetually grieved grabbed on to the incident to make something unimportant into a very big deal.
"Stop jumping on these racial bandwagons! "-
Posted by: atric | 2007-10-24 8:22:47 AM
There is a reason we know the name Rosa Parks and not Claudette Colvin. The NAACP was looking for a person to help them protest the racist bus laws and thought Colvin was the right choice. They began to plan to bring her case forward to fight the law when she became pregnant. As an unwed teenager, they knew that this alone could be enough to divert attention from the issue of racism to one of lynching her character.
Rosa Parks only came along later. Her personal background was solid making it hard for racists to attack her character. The rest is history.
The Jena 6 are not good guys. They acted very badly and deserve to be prosecuted. As such, they are not great choices as a rallying point against racism. But there is an underlying issue of racism not only in the hanging of nooses, but in how the police and prosecution pursue cases. Whites and blacks don't get equal justice. The Jena six, then, are not necessarily victims of racist wrongful prosecution, but of racist excessive prosecution. So these guys are not heroes, but their situation is one that should alarm us about the degree of racism blacks still face today.
Posted by: Hal3000 | 2007-10-24 8:45:32 AM
"Media myths about the Jena 6"
Jena, La. - By now, almost everyone in America has heard of Jena, La., because they've all heard the story of the "Jena 6." White students hanging nooses barely punished, a schoolyard fight, excessive punishment for the six black attackers, racist local officials, public outrage and protests – the outside media made sure everyone knew the basics. There's just one problem: The media got most of the basics wrong.
Posted by: obc | 2007-10-24 8:45:52 AM
WMD's Weapons of Mass Distraction. Things that make you go hmmmm... This is why "WE THE PEOPLE" cannot be caught up in WMD's Weapons of Mass DISTRACTION, noose hanging, fighting among ourselves. WE HAVE WORK TO DO... We may have come here on different ships but were in the same boat now. We have a responsibility to humankind. SEE the truth, FACE the truth and SPEAK the truth, where you stand or all will be lost. America doesn't feel like America to me right now. They have already come for our neighbors. As for Jena, Jena's here Jena's everywhere in America. Decent people know that. And they grow tired of pathetic racists who are wasting our time instead of dealing with the crooks robbing us blind (you too racist) with lies about terrorists... your just to emotional about stupidness to see the true enemy. I just cant stop laughing...
Posted by: Mz Isis | 2007-10-24 9:09:04 AM
Another truther reveals herself.
Posted by: obc | 2007-10-24 9:13:12 AM
Thanks for the link, OBC.
If what he says is true, I believe my previous comments were quite accurate, given the paucity of information not linked to the MSM.
Posted by: atric | 2007-10-24 9:15:11 AM
The whole thing stinks. Those thugs are guilty of assault and attempted murder. For people like Jesse Jackson, etc. to travel there in protest only meant that they stood up for potential killers.
But as Larry Elders wrote in his book, "10 things you can't say in America", blacks are the real racists, and they will protect each other against the "bad whities" even if it means providing support to killers and criminals.
Because to them, killing a white person is absolutely OK and doesn't count as a crime.
Posted by: Werner Patels | 2007-10-24 9:39:06 AM
No, ATRIC, I am not wrong. Unless you were there, present in the minds of the individuals who hung the nooses that is, you cannot by any means know what the intent was. A couple of bias, opinionated, unreliable news reports aren't gonna do it. Give me a break. But what I do know is this, if the intent was to perpetuate a racial slur to Blacks, then it was WRONG just as the beating of Justin Barker was WRONG. If the boys hung the nooses for other reasons then fine. That's all I'm saying. What I exemplify is equality as I expressed in my post. I am not jumping on any racial bandwagons because I am an open-minded woman. I see things for what they are so I would be the last person you can point your finger at and say "She's on [whatever] side." That's more then I can say about a LARGE marjority of the posts on these sites! What you are doing, again, is furthering the gap between right and wrong when in this situation there is no RIGHT! No one is right in what took place. the sooner we all come to grips with that, the sooner these racial tensions will at least begin to subside. Many uphold the defense of "freedom of speech." Does that mean that if I am in a lecture hall exercising my "freedom of speech" by screaming to the top of my lungs while other students are trying to learn and a security guard comes in to remove me I am being robbed of my rights? Again, give me a break. Any educated person knows that the "freedom of speech" right only goes so far in a civilized society. There is a very thick line between laws written decades ago by (barely) high school graduates in our government's constitution vs today's society. There is also this little formula called Newton's 3rd Law which states "for every action there is a reaction," and he was actually one of the foremost scientific intellects of all time. This concept reigns true regardless of whether we are considering science or human behavior. Of all things, let's not be naive.
Posted by: Ms America | 2007-10-24 10:47:39 AM
There is NO equating hanging nooses with physical violence. End of story.
Posted by: obc | 2007-10-24 10:53:53 AM
I ask what was that "disturbance" the DA was called for? The disturbance was a spontaneous sit in by the black children under a tree you say they can sit under. Exactly what is disturbing about that? "Media myths about the Jena 6" takes you to a Christian Monitor posting sight. You racist are relentless but such good material. This is a well crafted re-truth-ing of the facts. The day I trust a religious cloaked website to give me truth, is my first day with senility and a long ass day in hell. But unless your going to eliminate and incarcerate everyone there that day and I know you can't. Get over it. Jena there, Jena’s here Jena’s everywhere. We have come so far. There used to be bodies in those nooses, and no one was afraid enough to create these kinds of pathetically well crafted excuses that Ray Charles could see through. All I can say to you silly racists is “Clutch pearls ...Thanks for fearing justice enough to come up with these lies…”
Posted by: Mz Isis | 2007-10-24 10:58:18 AM
OBC, that still doesn't mean one party is RIGHT and one is WRONG. Sorry to bust your bubble but NO ONE is right in this case. Only when people realize that will the story truly be over.
Posted by: Ms America | 2007-10-24 11:03:00 AM
Prime example of moral equivalency Ms America. Unless and until you are able to find your moral compass, keep your preaching to yourself.
Perhaps now there will be a proposal to establish a noose registry.
The fact is it makes no difference what the motivation was to place the nooses in the tree. The guilty parties are the thugs who did the pre-meditated attack. True justice ignores the colour, class, sex or whatever of the accused, but sadly this is often lacking in America.
Posted by: Alain | 2007-10-24 11:04:17 AM
Who is "The Western Standard" anyway? I just cant stop laughing...
Posted by: Mz Isis | 2007-10-24 11:04:56 AM
Is there a full moon out today?
Jeez, we went from the US constitution, to Newton's third law, to bashing the Christian Science Monitor,to Ray Charles-all in two posts.
Please ladies, get a grip!
Posted by: atric | 2007-10-24 11:14:17 AM
Alain, you are lost. I'm not preaching, for I choose not to practice religion at all for its lack of individualism (my choice, my opinion).
Anyway, I don't understand how someone, so engulfed in the pursuit of justice and blurring racial boundaries, could not see his own hypocrisy. Enlighten me, if no one had been beaten up, would the displaying of nooses still be "ok"? As soon as you answer "yes," consider yourself popped on the forehead like the people on the V8 commercials because that is utterly insane.
Posted by: Ms America | 2007-10-24 11:16:37 AM
"Who is "The Western Standard" anyway?"
It died 2 weeks ago.
Posted by: Marc | 2007-10-24 11:17:32 AM
Sorry Atric if I read too much for you. lol and smh at the same time.
Posted by: Ms America | 2007-10-24 11:17:48 AM
"OBC, that still doesn't mean one party is RIGHT and one is WRONG. Sorry to bust your bubble but NO ONE is right in this case. Only when people realize that will the story truly be over."
This is what moral equivalence teaching gets you.
No one said nooses were good. Just that violence is far worse. End of story. (except for Leftoids who will never understand this.)
Posted by: obc | 2007-10-24 11:29:10 AM
The Jena 6 were wrong. Period.
That American Blacks are race baiters and have padded their Black American History classes by elevating a noose from being a simple lasso to their own race specific symbol of injury speaks volumes to me.
How were the White students to know that their Black fellow students were indoctrinated with such drivel?
Fools such as the troll 'Ms America/Mz Isis draw equivalence where none exists.
The White students are guilty of exactly nothing.
They didn't even have malicious intent for hanging the 'nooses'.
If these White students are guilty of anything it is a lack of knowledge of the manufactured 'symbols of injury' that Blacks are indoctrinated to believe in.
The racial tension in America will continue as long as Whites have a virtual monopoly on the concept of tolerance while Blacks continue in bad faith to flog them for acts committed by individuals of a former generation who happened to be 'White'.
No doubt some 'White' victims are beginning to regret that their ancestors shed blood for the Union in the American Civil War so that race baiters who style themselves with jumped up names like Isis, Prince, Queen, and King can play the race card for their imagined entitlements for all eternity.
Posted by: Speller | 2007-10-24 11:40:28 AM
Ms America-Your obsession with finding racism under very bed and around every corner is pathological.
As I stated previously, I lived through the '50's and '60's civil rights movements and supported the rights of blacks to be treated as equals. I also witnessed first-hand the destruction of Detroit by a bunch of malcontents. My life's experience has led me to believe that a black persons worst enemies are those that wish to perpetuate their victim status. Thanks to people like Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton et al, a once proud and principled people have been denigrated
by their own kind. Pehaps those who scream racism at every opportunity could well find a true racist just by looking in the mirror.
Posted by: atric | 2007-10-24 11:41:26 AM
Tawana Brawley - the Duke Lacrosse team -
Ring any bells to you moral equivalence bigots???
Posted by: obc | 2007-10-24 11:46:05 AM
"No one said nooses were good. Just that violence is far worse. End of story. (except for Leftoids who will never understand this.)"
I will let the little message in the parenthesis pass this time.
However, I think everyone in there right minds are aware that someone getting beat is "far worse" than the PHYSICAL repercussions of hanging a noose. OBC, can you vouch as strongly for the EMOTIONAL? (That can be a rhetorical question if you like.) The point that you are making is extremely valid. It's just the fact that you are making it poses a problem for society. Here's what I mean, you are making this issue into a "who's better" type of thing which is NOT cool. Who cares which deed was worse? Those who do care, are the ones responsible for all this division and are being self-righteous. Don't you get it, you will never be able to convince BLACK people that seeing a noose hanging from a tree is "not that bad" it's just "freedom of speech." So stop trying. News flash, it doesn't matter who was more wrong. Everyone was wrong! How's that. You have GOT to be kidding me.
Posted by: Ms America | 2007-10-24 11:51:32 AM
The White victim and the White students were not wrong. Period.
The motive behind hanging the 'nooses' had nothing to do with sending a message to Blacks.
The White students didn't even know that Blacks are indoctrinated to believe that a 'noose' is a race specific symbol of injury.
Posted by: Speller | 2007-10-24 11:55:51 AM
Like I said, Leftoids will never get it.
How about the emotional damage done to the 3 lacrosse players from Duke? That doesn't count? Or is it because they are white and have no "history" of group emotional damage?
Look who is widening the divide between the races. LEFTISTS! They can't see everyone is equal - NO! They have to revive past injustices by harping on them over and over again.
This tripe is what is being disseminated by Leftoids. Fortunately, we here are not buying it.
Posted by: obc | 2007-10-24 11:57:23 AM
Minister Farrakhan says it is time to separate from whites
by Richard Muhammad
October 18, 2007
"Citing the recent Jena 6 case, where Black students in Jena, La., were targeted for prosecution, and the re-arrest of a teenager jailed for 10 months in the case after his conviction was overturned; the torture, rape and degradation of a young woman in West Virginia, racially motivated beatings and fatal police shootings, the Minister blasted the federal government and local authorities for failing to protect the rights of Black "citizens."
His speech also came days after an all-white Florida jury acquitted eight guards of manslaughter for the January 2006 death of a 14-year-old Black boy they were videotaped beating and kicking.[...]
Blacks must decide whether suffering in a house God has condemned is better than going forward to build a new reality with the backing of God, the Minister said. Whether you like it or not, God is going to separate you from whites just as the children of Israel were separated from pharaoh and Egypt , he told the predominantly Black audience."
Separation is de facto in most US cities. Why not make it de jure?
Posted by: DJ | 2007-10-24 12:01:12 PM
And here is another Leftoid lie exposed or what it is. Shades of Jason Blair at the NY Slimes:
The DRUDGE REPORT has obtained internal documents from the investigation of THE NEW REPUBLIC’S “Baghdad Diarist”, Scott Thomas Beauchamp, an Army private turned war correspondent who reported tales of military malfeasance from the Iraq War front.
The documents appear to expose that once the veracity of Beauchamp’s diaries were called into question, and an Army investigation ensued, THE NEW REPUBLIC has failed to publicly account for publishing slanderous falsehoods about the U.S. military in a time of war.
Document 1: Beauchamp Refuses to Stand by Story (Beauchamp Transcript Part 1)
THE NEW REPUBLIC has been standing behind the stories from their Baghdad Diarist, Scott Thomas Beauchamp, since questions were first raised about their accuracy over the summer. On August 10, the editors at TNR accused the Army of “stonewalling” their investigation into the stories by preventing them from speaking with Beauchamp. The DRUDGE REPORT has since obtained the transcript of a September 7 call between TNR editor Frank Foer, TNR executive editor Peter Scoblic, and Private Beauchamp. During the call, Beauchamp declines to stand by his stories, telling his editors that “I just want it to end. I’m not going to talk to anyone about anything really.” The editors respond that “we just can’t, in good conscience, continue to defend the piece” without an explanation, but Beauchamp responds only that he “doesn’t care what the public thinks.” The editors then ask Beauchamp to cancel scheduled interviews with the WASHINGTON POST and NEWSWEEK.
Document 2: Beauchamp Admits to “Gross Exaggerations and Inaccurate Allegations” (Beauchamp Transcript Part 2)
The DRUDGE REPORT has also obtained a signed “Memorandum for Record” in which Beauchamp recants his stories and concedes the facts of the Army’s investigation — that his stories contained “gross exaggerations and inaccurate allegations of misconduct” by his fellow soldiers.
Document 3: Army Investigation: Tales “Completely Fabricated,” Beauchamp Wanted to be Hemingway
The third document obtained by the DRUDGE REPORT is the Army’s official report on the investigation into the allegations made by Private Beauchamp. The Army concluded that Beauchamp had “completely fabricated” the story of mocking a disfigured woman, that his description of a “Saddam-era dumping ground” was false, and that claims that he and his men had deliberately targeted dogs with their armored vehicles was “completely unfounded.” Further the report stated “that Private Beauchamp desired to use his experiences to enhance his writing and provide legitimacy to his work possibly becoming the next Hemingway.”
The report concludes that “Private Beauchamp takes small bits of truth and twists and exaggerates them into fictional accounts that he puts forth as the whole truth for public consumption.”
MORE LIES FROM THE LEFT!!!
Posted by: obc | 2007-10-24 12:03:52 PM
Ok, here you go Speller:
"But what I do know is this, IF the intent was to perpetuate a racial slur to Blacks, then it was WRONG just as the beating of Justin Barker was WRONG. IF the boys hung the nooses for other reasons then fine. That's all I'm saying."
This is an excerpt from what I posted a little earlier. Whenever you're done name-calling and what not, you may want to consider my being very OPEN to the idea that perhaps the intent of the noose hanging was NOT to offend anyone or cause racial tension. Notice how I said "IF," a very common word used to express the idea of "chance" or "possibility." Thanks.
I am not looking for racism. Where in the hell did you get that?! Maybe my being Black fits the profile but look beyond what you've been taught all your life. No where on this entire thread have I mentioned anything about racism or accused anyone of it. LOL
Posted by: Ms America | 2007-10-24 12:05:52 PM
Speller you said it very well. There are many successful Black Americans who reject the race/victim card and all those whose income and livelihood depend on its continuation. Even those playing the race/victim card would refuse to move to a black African country.
The trolls like Ms America are representative of the leftist totalitarian crowd demanding that people be persecuted for their ideas and thoughts. Of course no one has any way of knowing what others actually think, but it does not matter. If the control zealots believe the other person probably thought such-and-such then it must be the case and the person must be prosecuted under "hate laws".
To compare the act of hanging nooses in a tree to pre-meditated assault is simply insane for the thinking person but not to this group. Another example of this vile group was the case of the White Lacrosse players falsely accused of raping a Black woman. Even after the facts came to light there was never a sign of apology or repentance from this group. Every single one of them and their organisations should have had to pay compensation to these poor young men whose lives were ruined.
Posted by: Alain | 2007-10-24 12:12:24 PM
No - the Jena 6 have nothing to do with alleged racism. (sarcasm)
And no one knew you were black until you now revealed it. It's your Leftoidism that sticks out - not your colour.
Posted by: obc | 2007-10-24 12:14:13 PM
I don't have to feel victimized. Never in my entire life have I felt like a victim to anyone ESPECIALLY a white person (that would include my Irish-American husband and ALL my in-laws). I probably make the most money out of anyone on this thread so victim I am not. Maybe some Blacks have people to blame but all that crap skipped me. I know you guys are loving this opportunity to express yourselves to a Black person. That's fine, I will be that outlet for now but please know that you are not dealing with a "typical" African American with a typical inferiority complex. NOT HERE GUYS.
Posted by: Ms America | 2007-10-24 12:16:25 PM
What colour am I?
Posted by: set you free | 2007-10-24 12:21:34 PM
And no one knew you were black until you now revealed it. It's your Leftoidism that sticks out - not your colour.
Bang on OBC!
Posted by: atric | 2007-10-24 12:22:09 PM
You might be able to assume why I straddle the fence with this case. So my husband and I just give it the good ole "everyone is wrong" approach. And that is before I apply any political or social views as you guys have done today. You guys are really getting deep with this. I guess that's a good thing, as long as we respect one another's opinions ( I haven't seen anyone breach that one yet). Oh yeah, by the way, what the hell is a "troll"???
Posted by: Ms America | 2007-10-24 12:22:57 PM
Set you free:
Posted by: Ms America | 2007-10-24 12:26:07 PM
If? Says you.
>"When will there be a human who will admit that both sides were wrong without a "BUT"? There is no but, nooses are WRONG,"
Posted by: Ms America | 24-Oct-07 8:08:22 AM
The fact is that the White students were unaware that Blacks promote intolerance toward Whites by elevating a 'noose' to a blanket race specific symbol of injury, as if only Blacks were ever lynched or hanged with nooses.
That you think that the motive of the Jena 6 for attacking the White student amounts to wrongs on both sides clearly shows your racial bias.
Where is the motive for racial injury on the part of Justin Barker or any of the White students who hung the 'nooses' and of what does their 'wrong' consist of?
And as to your assertion that you make more money than anyone else on this thread, we are Canadians, we have never had the racial tensions that Americans have, we have never had a race riot, and the majority of regulars here at the Shotgun Blog live in the Edmonton/Calgary corridor of Alberta, which is the oil Capitol of Canada and the only debt free jurisdiction, and that corridor is the richest in all of North America.
I personally own my own company which services the Alberta energy resource industry.
Posted by: Speller | 2007-10-24 12:27:29 PM
?????? is not a colour! :)
Posted by: obc | 2007-10-24 12:28:46 PM
Wow, Canadians huh? You guys have like 1% of the murders that America has right? Right on. Anywho, the comment about making more money was to help support the idea that I don't suffer from a "Victim" mentality because I have everything I want. I am happy. I don't own any oil or anything but I am pretty ok. I pretty much threw everyone (Justin, Mychal Bell, etc) in a bag that reads: "ENOUGH ALREADY" and threw it in a corner. I don't want to offend anyone with my opinions. My household is pretty open-minded but we HATE Al Sharpton.
Posted by: Ms America | 2007-10-24 12:36:00 PM
those question marks meant I don't know. what colour are you Set you free???????? <------there goes those darn question marks again.
Posted by: Ms America | 2007-10-24 12:37:24 PM
You mean you've been posting at a Canadian web site without knowing it's a Canadian web site?
Posted by: obc | 2007-10-24 12:40:11 PM
"Now, if there were no racial diversity..., there could be no racial discrimination, could there? So please remember this: Whenever people complain about racism, bigotry, hatred, racial profiling, discrimination, they are not talking about the joys and benefits of racial diversity. They are admitting that it is a source of tension and suffering."
Posted by: DJ | 2007-10-24 12:46:29 PM
blah, blah, blah from the racist among us.
Posted by: obc | 2007-10-24 12:47:39 PM
Oh boy, I didn't even pay any attention to it.
Posted by: Ms America | 2007-10-24 12:49:13 PM
What colour was the noose in Jena?
Posted by: set you free | 2007-10-24 12:57:09 PM
"Maybe my being Black fits the profile"
You're not only black; I think you're awsome!
...if the pic on myspace is a real one.
Posted by: Marc | 2007-10-24 1:01:39 PM
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