Identity Politics in Jena, Louisiana

Main Street buzz has turned from racial politics to presidential politics in the year since the "Jena Six" legal battles and civil rights protests.Residents gathered outside the La Salle Parish courthouse in Jena, La., on Sept. 11 to reflect on community values and how the presidential election might play here, a parish of about 14,000 residents, heavily invested in oil, timber and conservative values.A year ago Saturday about 20,000 civil rights demonstrators protested a perception of legal...Full Story
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