Panel Discussion Focuses on Jena Six Controversy

Published: September 24th, 2007

Category: News Briefs

Jena PanelUniversity of Florida Law Professors Rod Uphoff, Kenneth Nunn, and Juan Perea (pictured left to right) gathered Tuesday, Sept. 18, to discuss the controversy surrounding the “Jena Six,” a group of six African American teenagers who have been arrested and charged with crimes related to their alleged involvement in the assault of a white teenager in Jena, Louisiana, last December. The incident, one of many racially charged events that have occurred in the town since what has been called a prank involving the “white tree” on the Jena High School campus, has drawn international attention as critics have claimed that the arrests and subsequent charges were racially motivated.