11
Oct
07

Jena Six

This is something that is really important to my students, so I thought I’d write about it.  In case you are unfamiliar with the Jena Six controversy, it’s about six young black students who are accused of beating up a white student.  The white student was one of a few who hung nooses from a tree on school grounds where black students hung out.  All students were incredibly wrong, and violence is to be condemned for sure, but the avoidance of the issue of racism in Jena is something tha has been troubling given the many recent ways our government and our current political structure have ensured that minorities are treated differently.

 3,821 US soldiers killed in Iraq.  28,171 US soldiers wounded in Iraq.

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