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Demons of racism roam free: The case of the Jena 6

In a small still mostly segregated section of rural Louisiana, an all-white jury heard a series of white witnesses called by a white prosecutor testify in a courtroom overseen by a white judge in a trial about a fight at the local high school where a white student who had been making racial taunts was hit by Black students.

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This decision will not stand

PHILADELPHIA — Some 9,000 National Education Association delegates wrapped up their four-day national assembly here determined to continue their active opposition to the Bush education agenda. Among the meeting’s highlights, none was more stirring than the adoption of a resolution condemning the Supreme Court’s June 28 decision overturning school desegregation plans.