Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Media myths about the Jena 6

By now, almost everyone in America has heard of Jena, La., because they've all heard the story of the "Jena 6." White students hanging nooses barely punished, a schoolyard fight, excessive punishment for the six black attackers, racist local officials, public outrage and protests – the outside media made sure everyone knew the basics.

The question is have you heard the rest of the story? Have you investigated all the claims to ensure you know the real facts?

Craig Franklin has written an article entitled "Media myths about the Jena 6."

The article gives 12 myths that have been reported about this story. They myths are as follows:

Myth 1: The Whites-Only Tree.

Myth 2: Nooses a Signal to Black Students.

Myth 3: Nooses Were a Hate Crime.

Myth 4: DA's Threat to Black Students.

Myth 5: The Fair Barn Party Incident.

Myth 6: The "Gotta-Go" Grocery Incident.

Myth 7: The Schoolyard Fight

Myth 8: The Attack Is Linked to the Nooses

Myth 9: Mychal Bell's All-White Jury.

Myth 10: Jena 6 as Model Youth.

Myth 11: Jena Is One of the Most Racist Towns in America

Myth 12: Two Levels of Justice.

To read this very important article so that you can know more about what has bee reported, follow this link:

Jena 6

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