This picture is from 1935 and it is quite possible the little white girl who is smiling in this pic is still alive -- so are these ideologies.
The Jena 6 are six young black men who after a school yard fight were charged with second degree murder and conspiracy, and face up to 100 years in prison without parole. Recently, an all white jury was the first to convict Mychael Bell and now he faces twenty-two years in prison. While we like to shout racism for Janet Jackson, OJ Simpson, Don Imus or other pointless moments, this is a real issue that deserves real attention.
Here is how you can protest:
African-Americans are being asked to wear BLACK on September 20th to protest Un-Equal Justice wherever you are.
Here is a video explaining Jena 6.