Jena Six: Ed Week Calls It Case Study in School Racial Tension

3 10 2007

Education Week
Published in Print: October 3, 2007
‘Jena Six’: Case Study in Racial Tensions

“It seems to me that school leaders in Jena lost several opportunities to address these incidents before things became physically violent.”

The events in Jena offer a near-textbook example of potential pitfalls
for school administrators. . .
That a black student asked Jena High leaders if he could sit beneath the “white” tree should have been a major warning sign, scholars of racial issues say.