The times they are a’changin…

WillyP sent me this transcript of an article written in the Kingman Miner. Kingman is a little town in northern Arizona about an hour south of the Hoover Dam. It is fair to say that Arizona has been slow to become un-bigoted – in fact some remnants still remain. I’ve actually heard the word “Nigger” [...]

Jena-6: So it’s not about race, huh?

Last night a guy is stopped by a policeman for having two nooses hanging from the back of his truck as he drove through Jena. Today on CNN the local police report that the driver was questioned, but there is no discussion of hate crimes. Similarly, the boys that were suspended for hanging the nooses [...]

The Jena-6: Simple Injustice or Race Issue?

Well let’s see: the 3 WHITE boys that hung nooses in a tree where black people hang out simply got suspended from school. The 6 BLACK boys that beat him up are looking at 80 years in prison on attempted murder charges. The weapon was a shoe. Constrast that with the story coming out of [...]