Wednesday, September 26, 2007

ugh.

Via Black Amazon,

White supremacist backlash builds over Jena case


HOUSTON - No sooner did tens of thousands of African-American demonstrators depart the racially tense town of Jena, La., last week after protesting perceived injustices than white supremacists flooded in behind them.

First a neo-Nazi Web site posted the names, addresses and phone numbers of some of the six black teenagers and their families at the center of the Jena 6 case and urged followers to find them and "drag them out of the house," prompting an investigation by the FBI.

Then the leader of a white supremacist group in Mississippi published interviews that he conducted with the mayor of Jena and the white teenager who was attacked and beaten, allegedly by the six black youths. In those interviews, the mayor, Murphy McMillin, praised efforts by pro-white groups to organize counterdemonstrations; the teenager, Justin Barker, urged white readers to "realize what is going on, speak up and speak their mind."...

8 comments:

Louisefeminista said...

There hasn't been much in the liberal lefie media in the UK about this so blogs like yourself and Black Amazon have been a very good resource at keeping me and others up-to-date.

There should be a united and worldwide campaign to highlight this utter vile racism and to show solidarity with the Jena 6.

And that racism and segregation is still apparent and we need to remind people of that.

assembling words to armory, she waits... said...

um, WTF?!? i'm not having a very eloquent day, so that's all i can even type right now. *grumble grumble*

CrackerLilo said...

It is so upsetting. Obviously they meant to fight the boy, not kill him--it is the very definition of "trumped-up charges."

It's probably just as well that the roaches are coming out from under the fridge. The better to squish 'em, my dear...

midwesterntransport said...

wait, jesse jackson called the white house? somehow that seems...does he really expect support from gwb?

belledame222 said...

"It's the thought that counts." Or, something. Who knows.

Chuckie K said...

"floods'??? Sounds like cheap rhetoric to inflate the numbers and influence of the neo-nazis and make them comparable to the anti-racist demonstration.

Anonymous said...

yeah, Chuckie, you're right.

It would probably have been more accurate to use the phrase "racist whites knee-jerked into action" since the racists already inhabit Jena and didn't need to "flood" anywhere. Sheesh.

[/bitter sarcasm]

Q Grrl

Chuckie K said...

If it had been my story to write or edit, and I had remained committed to the liquid metaphor, I would have said "oozed."