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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 interviews


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. Darnell Hunt, 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.

Contact: Darnell Hunt, (310) 825-7462, dhunt@soc.ucla.edu

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