July 18, 2007

Wordless Wednesday: Jena Six

"Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe."

-- Frederick Douglas, American abolitionist, editor, orator, author, statesman, reformer, and slave.


25 comments:

kara said...

wow powerful image.

Dirkey said...

wow I never had heard of this before.

permafrog said...

thanks for this i was not aware before.

Tammi said...

Very powerful...Checking this out.

tegdirb92 said...

wow, I wasn't aware of this either. Have a wonderful Wednesday.

Daisy said...

Thank you for spreading awareness of this case. It's terrible that this type of racism still exists in the U.S.

Kristi K. said...

When I tell people stories about my own life...like this one...

http://kristikay.blogspot.com/2007/06/lets-talk-racism-in-america.html

I don't think people actually believe it, deep in their heart. They think "This can't be. It's 2007."

But, yes, it can be. It is. I could tell a dozen more stories just like it that happened to my husband and I over the course our 17 years together. Or things that happened to my husband when he was a child. Before we met. Even in the so called "racially balanced" city we are from.

I can only believe it has to get better. Otherwise I'm not sure if I could get out of bed in the morning.

Thanks for this enlightening, but truly sad post.

mama k said...

Thank you for sharing. I too had never heard of this.

maiylah said...

good post!

thanks for dropping by,
and happy WW

Daisy said...

I am very sorry to learn that things like this are still happening in our country.

Dragonheart said...

Thanks for letting us know about this. Very sad that racism is still alive in certain areas. :(

the teach said...

Wanted to bring attention to the terrible earthquake in Japan...

mousey said...

i dont know about this. thanks for the info.

allrileyedup said...

It's very sad that things like this not only still happen, but barely receive the attention it warrants.

MCWC - cat in the hat said...

thanks for commenting on my silly cat picture. good job on spreading knowledge on the Jena Six, I hadn't heard of it before and looked it up.

Natalie said...

Great picture! Well illustrated.

FatBlokeThin said...

I am sorry to say I know nothing of this but I wil look into it now.

I am studying the Dharma - the Buddhist road to enlightenment.

It has made me re-evaluate ALL of my previous beliefs / prejudices and moral certainties.


"Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time. Hatred ceases through love. This is an unalterable law." - Buddha

Real Women Scrap said...

It's awful that these things continue. I'm thankful for where I live.

Isabelle aka Tricotine said...

When hate turns to insanity...

Crazy world we are living in, huh?

Great WW entry! Thanks! :-)

Brenna said...

I am still in shock over this. I had no idea. Thank you for posting it.

Comedy + said...

Great job. Notice how the press hasn't put this out? I wonder why??? Have a wonderful WW. :)

Sara said...

Extremly sad. Powerful stuff.

Lori said...

Very powerful!!! Happy WW.

Shelby said...

I hadn't heard of this either. take care :)

Tammy and Parker said...

Thank you for sharing this. I had no idea.