While Barry Bonds was hitting homers, Michael Vick was getting snitched on, Lindsey Lohan was joyriding, Paris Hilton was doing jail time and your favorite rappers were beefing...
Six Black teenagers have been convicted on second-degree and attempted murder charges for beating up a White kid. Trust, they had good reason to. In case you haven't heard about this travesty that is now being referred to as the Jena 6, here is a video breaking it down piece-by-piece.
There hasn't been alot of press on this situation, and rightfully so. There are far more important things going on in the world other than Jim Crow racism going down in 2007. Sadly, the Jena 6 is probably just one of a few things like this going on under the radar that we may never know about.
If this outrages you, feel free to sign this petition. Or even better, write a letter to:
Jena 6 Defense Committee
P.O. Box 2798, Jena, LA 71342
Technically and unfortunately, this story is already old news. One of the six has already been sentenced to 25 years in prison for his role in the beating. But, its never too late to speak up and change something. The case of Shaquanda Cotton proved that. Hopefully we'll be able to say the same about Genarlow Wilson in the near future.