WASHINGTON (CNN) - Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards on Wednesday called the "Jena 6" case "so wrong that the right words are hard to find.”
"As someone who grew up in the segregated South, I feel a special responsibility to speak out on racial intolerance," Edwards said. "To measure our progress in the fight against racism, today our nation looks to Jena, Louisiana. Americans of all races are traveling to Jena because they believe that how we respond to the racial tensions in Jena says everything about who we are as a nation."
- CNN Associate Producer Lauren Kornreich