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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Jena 6 - Chicagoans Travel To Jena while Obama just makes statements

Tens of thousands of people are expected to rally in the small town of Jena, Louisiana, where the alleged beating of a white student and the arrests of six black students have made national headlines.

AAPP: One has to wonder why Barack Obama is missing in action?

While John Edwards plans to march?

Not good Barack Obama, Not Good at all.

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Chicagoans Travel To Show Support For Jena 6

The case has gotten so much attention, that the Rev. Al Sharpton and the Rev. Jesse Jackson have climbed onboard. Jackson, according to the AP, is going so far as to say Sen. Barack Obama was "acting like he's white" in what Jackson said has been a tepid response to the case.Former alderman Dorothy Tillman said she is supporting the Jena 6 as well, and is "happy to be going to Louisiana to join people around the country."As for Obama's response to Jackson's comments, a statement said, "Outrage over an injustice like the Jena 6 isn't a matter of black and white. It's a matter of right and wrong. We should stand as one nation in opposition to this and any injustice.""It's not so much white vs. black. It's justice vs. injustice," said marcher Drew Messinger. "It's a perfect example of mainstream media ignoring it."


As one writer said, Senator Obama's presidential ambitions may rest on how he responds to the trials in Jena, La., of six schoolboys accused of attempted murder in a case that has become a test of whether racialism still stalks the Southern states.

AAPP: But he should not ignore his own people.

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