A group of white Louisiana college students dressed in mud and reenacted the “Jena 6” assault while a friend snapped photos and videotaped the ignorant act. Images were later posted to one of the participantâ€™s Facebook page. The photos were taken late last month on the bank of the Ouachita River, where students from the University of Louisiana at Monroe giddily acted out the racial attack. Kristy Smith, a freshman nursing student, posted the pictures and video on her Facebook page. The album of images was entitled â€œThe Jena 6 on the River.â€ In the video, three students with mud smeared across their bodies stomp on a fourth student, while two of the participants are heard to say, â€œJena 6.â€ One man can also be heard saying, â€œNiggers put the noose on.â€ Check out a video of the incident (courtesy of THERUNDOWN.TV) after the cut.
And they wonder how this whole “Jena 6” thing came about…
After the video and photos on Smithâ€™s page were discovered by fellow students, she removed the material and made her Facebook page private. Smith, who did not respond to a TSG e-mail sent to her school address, apologized for the images in several recent Facebook postings, including the one below:
We were just playin n the mud and it got out of hand. I promise iâ€™m not racist. i have just as many black friends as i do white. And i love them to death.
She added in a later message that her friends â€œwere drinkingâ€ and things â€œgot a lil out of hand.” I have absolutely zero words for this. It’s not that I’m shocked, because I’m not … but damn! Your thoughts?