Sunday, September 23, 2007

A Jena Perspective

Thousands of people took to the streets in Jena to protest for justice in the Jena 6 trial.

It was a peaceful and disciplined protest.

And the protest remained peaceful even when two white teenage boys decided to represent whiteness by driving this truck through the streets of Jenna. They had a noose on either side of this red truck.

This then is what they were representing in 2007. And they are not alone by far.

Jena = AmeriKKKa. Still.

There can be no conditional freedom, anywhere.



Rent Party said...

I have such trouble understanding how people could think that brandishing a noose is just a "prank" (they keep saying that).

Ridwan said...

That us true Rent Party. Many of these folk most likely view racism as a personal issue without a history.

Thanks for raising this point.