Jena Six: "A Modern-Day Lynching" – 100 years of prison for sitting under a "whites only" shade tree

“The Case of the Jena Six: Racism Alleged as Black Students Jailed, Charged With Attempted Murder for Schoolyard Fight With White Classmate

Six black students at Jena High School in central Louisiana were arrested last December after a school fight in which a white student was beaten and suffered a concussion and multiple bruises. The six black students were charged with attempted murder and conspiracy. They face up to 100 years in prison without parole. The fight took place amid mounting racial tension after a black student sat under a tree in the schoolyard where only white students sat. The next day three nooses were hanging from the tree.”
[source: http://www.democracynow.org]

For a more information upon the “Jena six”, a BBC2 documentary and online petition, or if you just want to see a “whites only tree”, click on title.

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