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Jena, O. J. and the Jailing of Black America

By ORLANDO PATTERSON Published: September 30, 2007 Cambridge, Mass. THE miscarriage of justice at Jena, La. — where five black high school students arrested for beating a white student were charged with attempted murder — and the resulting protest march tempts us to the view, expressed by several of the marchers, that not much has changed in traditional American racial relations. However, a remarkable series of high-profile incidents occurring elsewhere in ...

Jim Crow still alive and well in Jena, Louisiana

A few weeks ago, we launched a campaign to bring visibility to the case of the Jena 6--six young black men in Jena, LA set to face more than 20 years in prison for their alleged role in a schoolyard fight. We're already making a difference, but we could still really use your help. Last Tuesday, over 300 people from across the country descended on Jena: we rallied in ...

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