Since the attackers were black and the victim was white, some people came up with the stupid idea to free the attackers (The Jena 6).
Bob: "But they almost killed a defenseless kid."
Joe: "But they're black, so their charges stem from racism!"
Bob: "You're stupid."
Although U.S. Attorney Donald Washington has stated that there is no evidence of unfair prosecution, protests arose with accusations of racism.
The small town was then decended upon by thousands of self-richeous college kids from all over the country (half of whom didn't know the facts of the case) with such American treasures as Al Sharpton. The media overblew the story and somewhere in all the quixotic "protesting", everyone seemed to forget about the victim...the kid who got his head stomped on.
The "Jena 6" Refers to six African American high school students who ganged up beat the shit out of a white kid, knocking him unconscious and putting him in the hospital. Famous black civil rights activist Such as Rev. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have rallied behind the black attackers saying they were racially oppressed and their behavior was excusable.
Jena 6 mom.
The issue began over a tree known by most students of mixed cultures as the "Prep Tree", and to a few black kids as the "White Tree". Some black kids sat under the tree and conicidentally the next day there were 3 ropes hanging from the tree. The ropes were a prank against 3 white members of the Rodeo team and had no racial purpose or message.
Due to persistant racial tensions created by special interest groups (KKK, NAACP, La Raza, etc.) a cultural wall of resentment was built.
Following a party crash by some black students with no invitation,even though their friends were at the party, escalated into more than 1 fights ,expelling a few people who were already at the party rightfully. one of the Jena 6 attackers was a crasher . Aother altercation resulting in that same attacker/crasher and a couple other black teenagers scuffling with an older man and stealing his shotgun. 6 black teenagers then beat, and dogg stomped an innocent white teenager unconcious.
The teenagers were tried and since one of them had a prior record and was over 18, he was tried as an adult. The NAACP then, with a multitude of college students and community members not knowing all the details protested this now racial injustice. They spun the story to make it look like the white boy deserved it. The attackers were let go after a conviction, and slap on the wrist.
Person 2: You mean the Jena 6?