They send the hard cases to John Carlos. Take José, here. According to a form filled out by a librarian at Palm Springs (Calif.) High, José is guilty of "defiance -- refusing to follow library rules regarding loudness and horseplay."
When thousands -- many young, many poor, overwhelmingly African-American -- marched in Jena, La., last Thursday, the political impact was felt around the country. Marching on behalf of six young men known as the 'Jena 6,' who faced prison time for a schoolyard fight, the case held an echo of past civil rights movements. At the center of it all is Dr. John Carlos.