The Jena Six.

I don’t know what to say. Honestly, even though I’m white, I would have found the boys that hung those nooses on the tree and kicked their asses. They deserve it and no one has ever bothered punishing them severely for it. What would it have taken? Them to burn a cross in the school yard?

Those kids should have had a much harsher punishment, but it seems that people don’t always realize that even the most adolescent “prank” can go awry and get people hurt in the end. I really think that hanging nooses from a tree in the south is pretty bad, but apparently their school board didn’t think so.

Also, at my high school, we had junior members of the KKK. We also had very few black students. The ones that did attempt to participate in classes such as agriculture, which were full on members, were scared off. I remember going down to welding class one day and finding my African-American friends’ locker spray painted with blood red words I would rather not say. He didn’t stay in class for long after that.

Now, my high school is in Indiana. You can’t possibly tell me that if there are members of the KKK here that they aren’t in Louisiana. The nooses on the tree should have been considered a hate crime, even if it was directed at other white students. A noose is what people used to use to kill one another. It is a hate crime, period. Plain and simple.

For more information on the Jena 6, please go here.

In other news, this is my 100th post for this site. Aren’t you just so proud?

Comment posted by — — —
at 9/28/2007 6:48:51 PM

You are right on that, but the thing about the Jena 6 that bothers me and lots of other people is the nooses thing.

I mean, why else would a group of white kids from the south put up nooses on a tree? It’s not a death threat in the terms of “we will hang you,” because it was directed at black students. It was a direct threat of “we will lench you,” which is something that is, generally, only directed towards black members of society in the United States.

The fact that this was overlooked and, for the most part, ignored as nothing more than a “prank” is wrong.

If crimes were just crimes, everything in the states would be just fine. At least then, people wouldn’t be afraid to walk through certain areas of cities because they are not the right color or race or gender.

Comment posted by Eh!
at 9/26/2007 2:15:17 PM

I really don’t think it should matter if it’s race or not tho. If you hate someone because they are black or you hate someone because they fucked your wife/husband it’s kinda all the same. A crime is a crime. amirite?

Comment posted by — — —
at 9/24/2007 6:35:41 PM

Well, most are.

But, more often than not, hate crimes are racially modivated, which make things worse.

Comment posted by Eh!
at 9/24/2007 9:08:46 AM

All crimes are hate crimes.

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