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September 20th, 2007

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10:57 pm - The incident in Jena, Louisiana
Read this:
ColorOfChange.org's take on the events.

Now read this:
Wiki's take on the events.

A few conjectures:
1. ColorOfChange.org's article is extremely biased. Many of its citations come from a truthout.org article which doesn't cite many of its sources.
2. wiki's article is less biased, if biased at all.

Consider that if ColorOfChange.org's description is closer to the truth, then our society is backward because of racism.

If wiki's take is closer to the truth, then our society is backward because of our tendency to associate motives which aren't there.

In any event, it seems to me that the six committed a crime and ought to be punished for it, regardless of who went unpunished for their crimes.

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Date:September 21st, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC)
1. I didn't say unbiased. I said less biased. Really though, saying "less biased" is very nearly damning with faint praise compared to that other article.
2. That article is, in my opinion, an excellent case for wiki being pretty darn good at policing themselves. Look at the talk page and the crap redacted from it.

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