It's difficult to choose paragraphs from this article, http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/law/09/04/bell.jena.six/index.html but in a nutshell, some black kids asked and got permission to sit under a white shade tree used by whites. The next day, nooses were hung from the tree. The principle wanted to expel the white students, but was overruled and the kids were suspended for 3 days. Then there was a bad fight, where black kids beat the crap out of a white kid (who was out of the hospital by the end of the day). An all-white jury convicted one of the black kids of attempted murder. The fact that this kind of mentality still exists in the United States shows why we need affirmative action. Racism is alive and well.