Faith & Social Justice: In the spirit of Richard Overton and the 17th C. Levellers

A Legal Case that Reeks of Racism

All those who are under the illusion  that racism has been abolished from the U.S., or, at least, from our legal system should think again.  My fellow Baptist blogger (and peace blogger), Dr. Mikeal Broadway, who teaches Christian ethics at Shaw University Divinity School, has alerted me to the case of the Jena Six in Louisiana.  As Mike notes, this has not made much mainstream news.  Persons of faith and all those concerned with justice should endeavor to change this by writing op-eds and letters to the editor, etc.  Some much-needed light needs to be shown on these dark doings.  These young men’s very lives could be in danger because they decided to sit (with the principal’s permission) under a school tree that whites STILL (in the 21st C.) believed was reserved for them–and because of a scuffle that they did not initiate but for which they are being blamed.  Scary stuff, folks.


August 1, 2007 - Posted by | race

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