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Jones Have you ever thought about when black people couldn’t even sit or stand anywhere they wanted? Where there were two sections for everything the two sections were one that read white and the other that read colored. This is what is called segregation. Segregation is to separate or set apart from others or from the main body or group (Webster pocket dictionary 325). The reason people were segregated was because of the color of their skin. This was a bad time in America which many people have thought we overcame, but we haven’t in America we are still dealing with the facts of racism and segregation.53% of black people think that we have improved over the past few years (Racial and Ethnic Diversity 916), the fact is that if things like this still exist we haven’t progressed a bit. The situation that happened in Jena Louisiana was outrageous and racist and looked down upon by the whole world. Before anything happened involving the Jena Six, no body knew of the small town of Jena Louisiana. The small town of Jena had been referred to as the little town that all the racism has occurred secretly. There is a small bit of information about the background of Jena Louisiana but there enough information to conclude that Jena was a potentially racist town. The population of the city of Jena Louisiana is 2,971 people; this is indeed a small town with a probable country background. With this amount of people everyone should get along because they are on a first name basis. The diversity of the city is minimal; the racial makeup of the town was 85.56% White, 12.02% African American, 0.67% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.50% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race was 1.21% of the population ( With a population such as this there is a potential problem with racism because the white population far outweighs any other population in the city by more then 1 1
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Jones 7 times, so it is no questions that some people of the white race will feel supreme to the other races. There aren’t many previous events that happened in Jena Louisiana before the Jena six that have been reported. The most I can say is that the reason why the whole thing occurred was the fact that there was a “white tree” that the black students were
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ENG 110 taught by Professor Neiworth during the Fall '08 term at Capital University.

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