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The race card

In this case, six black students in Jena were arrested for beating a white student. The defendants state that they beat the student because he was hurling racial slurs. The case got quite heated, and drew national attention from Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton, who claimed the charges were unfair.

They say that this was a simple school fight, for which the penalty is supposed to be three days suspension. I would hardly call a beating delivered by six men against one that put a man in the hospital with hemorrhaging in the eye to be a simple fight.

It turns out that the victim in the case never said a single racial word. The race incidents didn’t happen. The defendants have now admitted it.

I am sick of ‘the race card’ being constantly thrown down. It seems that when something happens to a black person, the first thing you hear is “RACE! IT IS BECAUSE I AM BLACK!”