What Ezra Said

Yes, yes, yes

I will say that the bizarrely long prison sentences imposed on the Jena 6 are obviously racist retaliation, and should be beaten back as such. But the disproportionate sentences that millions of black men get everyday for reasons that aren't explicitly racist, but have to do with -- let's face it -- an institutionally racist criminal justice system, are in some ways a bigger problem, and if the plight of the Jena 6 could lead to a broader conversation as to what the fuck we're doing, that would be positive.

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