History[ edit ] The town was first known as Nagparitan, the early inhabitants were called Mumburi and known as a wild and fierce people who prevented the Christianized natives from settling in the vicinity. When the Spaniards came to the area, the people staged a revolt, captured the priest and mutilated his body.
Your presence here a judgment on us. It was worst last September, when thousands of you descended with the indignation of embittered preachers.
Businesses shut down. People stayed home behind locked doors. The silence of those days still lingers, still carries a warning of approaching tumult.
We pray for the people who come to Jena. God loves them no matter what their agenda, although we feel their agenda is misplaced. We pray for our community to be patient. We pray for everything to be back to normal. Your judgment felt on this January night, by boys looping Oak Street, trolling endlessly up and down and through the center of town.
Cruising, you would call it, but in Jena, it's called "looping. Boys mostly. Some with their arms draped around their girlfriends.
Then, as if by migratory compulsion, they slip their gears into drive and turn east through the unlit, empty streets. The boys roll past the Dollar General Store, Ace Family Hardware, and McDonald's, where a teenager hands a sack of burgers out the drive-through window.
A light illuminates the State Farm Insurance sign. A dog caught in its thin glow lopes past silent display windows.
Those white boys acted and we reacted. I'm just saying that's the way things happen in this little town. Three minutes from Chamlen's, the boys turn into the parking lot of Mitch's Restaurant Todays special: the catfish plate and complete the loop. They pause, adjust their radios, and then retrace their steps like panthers in a cage, back and forth, back and forth all night.
That used to be the whole, limited journey. But lately, it seems the loop has expanded.
As if some of the youngsters kept going, looping the whole damn country, and then pulling it with them each time they turned back to Jena. More of you keep coming. And still the loop gets bigger. Some of you all have returned this week for the Martin Luther King Jr.
You know about the protest by those fellas with the Nationalist Movement, right? A real party, yeah, buddy. Will there be fights? Will blood run? You'll tar and feather Jena for your own sport, won't you? It's about where we're at. The South. This is being done to us because of geographies.
We're the South, so outsiders say Jena's a racist town. What is so different about Jena from your town? What god made you judge and jury? Just who are you anyway?
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A Product of This Town. By Garcia, J. Malcolm. Read preview. Article excerpt. tHE LOOP. Outsiders, all of you. Your presence here a judgment on us. It was worst last September, when thousands of you descended with the indignation of embittered preachers.
Businesses shut down.
People stayed home behind locked ashio-midori.com: J. Malcolm Garcia. Jun 27, · Product details Actors: Magnús Scheving, Stefán Karl Stefánsson, Julianna Rose Mauriello, Julie Westwood, Jodi Eichelberger Writers: Magnús Scheving, Michael Rabb5/5(8).
Jul 12, · 'I would much rather uphold my vows to my wife' A candidate running for governor of Mississippi and a female reporter went head-to-head Thursday over his . Oct 23, · “A Product of This Town” was a piece that detailed the events surrounding and unfolding from a single event in Jena, which caused a hoard of people to descend on the small town.
It starts out detailing how the town was a simple town and the thing to do on Saturdays was to drive the “Loop” through the town and just hang out with your friends no matter what their gender or race. Seńor Juan Ignacio was the first Presidente Municipal of the town.
Majority of people in the municipality are engaged in the production of commercial crops like rice, garlic, tomato, mongo and ashio-midori.comy: Philippines.