The Jena Six were six Black teenagers in Jena, Louisiana, convicted in the 2006 beating of Justin Barker, a White student at the local Jena High School, which they also attended. During the trial, Barker testified that his face was badly swollen after the attack and that he suffered a loss of vision in one eye for three weeks. He said that he has suffered recurring headaches and forgetfulness since the attack.
The case has been frequently cited by the politically correct mass media as an example of supposed racial injustice in the United States. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson led a widely publicized “civil rights” march through the town.
The politically correct claims have been criticized as false and misleading.