Thursday, September 20, 2007

Jena, Louisiana - Enough Is Enough

Andrea Blalock, left, checks out a shirt for her husband Thomas Blalock, both from Stockbridge, Ga. as they prepare for a march in support of the Jena 6 in Jena, La., Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007. Hundreds of people dressed in black, from college students to veterans of the civil rights movements, boarded buses bound for Jena and a rally Thursday in support of six black teenagers who were initially charged with attempted murder in the beating of a white classmate. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

It's time to bring the American South into the 21st Century.
Blatant racism, ANY racism can no longer be tolerated. The Stars and Bars, a symbol of ultimate Racism and, by the way, the greatest act of treason in the history of our nation in the form of the Confederacy, must be struck forever from any Publicly funded buildings. The Stars and Bars are to Black people what the swastika is to Jewish people - a symbol of hatred, oppression and murder.

Justice must be blind, without regard to race, religion or economic status. Unfortunately, it seems "Justice" had one eye open in Jena, Louisiana.

My prayers and best wishes go out to all those demonstrating today. Enough is enough.

Thousands Rally in La. to Support Jena 6

By MARY FOSTER, Associated Press Writer

JENA, La. - Thousands of chanting demonstrators filled the streets of this little Louisiana town Thursday in support of six black teenagers initially charged with attempted murder in the beating of a white classmate.

The crowd broke into chants of "Free the Jena Six" as the Rev. Al Sharpton arrived at the local courthouse with family members of the jailed teens.

Martin Luther King III, son of the slain civil rights leader, said the scene was reminiscent of earlier civil rights struggles. He said punishment of some sort may be in order for the six defendants, but "the justice system isn't applied the same to all crimes and all people."



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