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September 20, 2007
MEDIA ADVISORY: SOCIOLOGICAL EXPERTS AVAILABLE TO COMMENT ON
"JENA 6" MARCH
Thousands Rally in Louisiana in Support of "Jena 6"
Sociological experts on race relations are available for
Thousands of protesters are descending on Jena,
Louisiana, for a rally supporting six black teenagers charged with attempted
murder charges in beating a white classmate. Protesters say the charges are
unfair and unjust, and racial tensions have intensified in the small town.
, Professor of Sociology and Director of Ralph J. Bunche
Center for African American Studies at UCLA, who specializes in race, media, and
cultural studies, is available for interviews and comment.
Darnell Hunt, (310) 825-7462, firstname.lastname@example.org
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