The Jena Six
The entire situation started in September 2006 and is still going on today. However, this incident is still only known at a local level. This takes place at a High School in a small rural area called Jena Louisiana. In front of this school a white tree is located, and there are only white students sitting under it. A black student (whom had enough respect) went to the Administration and asked if it was alright to sit under the "white tree. In return, they infomred him that he was allowed to sit anywhere. Therefore, he and his friends sat under the white tree. The next day three nooses were hanging on the tree (this is an act of dicrimination. Later, one of the main buildings were burned. Question: Was this the opposing students way of coming back at the administration. Later on one of the African American students (the one whom asked administration for permission) got beaten up by a group of opposing students. During the Saturday of the same week this occurred the same student and his five ran into one of the students whom beat him. A discussion broke out and one white student went to his vehicale and got his gun. the black student fought back and wrestled the gun away. The six Afican American boys managed to get the gun from them and take it to the police. Later, the were accused of stealing the gun, but the opposing student who originally had the gun was not charged. Later, in December 2006, the white students were taughting the African American students with racial slurs and verbally supporting the nooses. This caused the African American students to attack back and as a result one of the opposing boys were taken to the hospital, but later realeased. Upon release no broken bones nor any bruises were recorded. Justin Barker,He was released the same day and he attended a social event the same evening. Now six of the African American boys are being charged for second degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder, which is irrelevant. Find it within yourself to understand the following: (1) No one was injured at all, (2) Both Africatn American and the opposing studnts had fought, but onlu the African American students were charged. (This is not Right and is an at of discrimination). (3) The information collected is not enough Proof of evidence on these 6 boys.(4) It\'s not fair or equal and they have gone overboard with this situation, (5) We as a society should follow the true statement, If you don\'t stand up for something, you will fall for anything. Questions: (6) The African American boys had enough respect to ask if they could sit under this tree, before they even attempted to so so. Therefore, Why are they in trouble with the law (7) Why didn\'t the opposing boys get any charges (anotheract of descrimination) (8) Eveyone shoild ask themselves "What actual harm or crime did they really do (9) Why are the bonds for the Afican American extremely high and why are their sentences so long (10) Why did the superintendent change the opposing from being expelled to a three-day supension He had the nerve to say that Adolescents sometimes play pranks. This was never meant to be a prank, because all of these things that occurred doesn\'t add up at all. Futhermore, justice needs to be served, because these six African American Teens only stood up themselves. They didn\'t commit any crime nor cause any wrong doing. The teens must receive fair justice, so they can regain a peace of mind. Your support, understanding, effort, and questioning is apprcciated. Thank you.