Friday, June 29, 2007

Please sign this petition for justice

Greetings all!

I hope this note finds you well.

I write to ask you to add your name to a petition requesting that the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice review the case of the six young, black, high school students being tried for attempted second degree murder and aggravated assault in Jena, Louisiana. They are being tried for participating in a high school brawl in which no one was seriously injured.

The precipitating incident? White students hung three nooses to discourage black students from sitting in a previously all white area of the schoolyard.

What's happening in Jena is an outrage, it's hard to believe this is 2007. As Dr. King wrote in his Letter from a Birmingham Jail "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

To sign the petition, click here: http://www.petitiononline.com/aZ51CqmR/petition.html

For background, please read: Racism goes on trial again in America's Deep South- UK Observer http://observer.guardian.co.uk/world/story/0,,2083762,00.html

I've been writing about this case since May. You can find out more at www.allaboutrace.com.
Here's the original post http://www.allaboutrace.com/?p=71
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