Thursday, November 16, 2006

"If I Did It, Here's How It Happened"

How will black America respond?

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its would seem far beyond an in issue of race at this point in the game...this is disgraceful behavior personified and that knows no color. Perhaps OJ should have thought of his children and their need before making himself a public spectacle - yet again. No one is fooled.

Dana

10:47 PM  
Blogger Mike in S.A. said...

I'd like to think that this is no longer a racial issue, but I'm still disturbed by those images of black students cheereing when the verdict was read eleven years ago.

8:58 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

The biggest lesson that the OJ trial taught me was that there is a HUGE divide between black and white America in perceptions of the justice system, bigger than I ever thought. It appeared at the time of his verdict that black Americans thought he was innocent and were happy he was found not guilty.

I wonder, if that is so, will they feel betrayed by this confession?

Or, did black Americans feel vindicated that he was found not guilty because, just like in white America, enough money and enough lawyering can get you off the hook, no matter if you're black or white, in which case do they still feel vindicated? Or do they have regrets?

I'm saying "black America" because that was the most visible group of OJ supporters, but I really mean anyone who falls in that group.

9:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First of all, I'm not sure it will be a 'confession' per se. I understand double-jeopardy, etc., but his children still in the pic and perhaps naively, but I like to think even he has a scintilla of decency left. Assuming its not a confession I think the community will rationalize it for the most part and standy by him. He represented to a great number of people in the community that a black man became famous, successful and very wealthy and therefore was able to buy some serious lawyering...just like a lot of white folk....as if it made a statement of great import for the populace to pay close attention to....(We are just like you...) Unfortunately, black or white, its simply crass and reveals the big business courtrooms are and that value is rooted in something other than character, integrity and decency.

Dana

10:09 PM  
Anonymous "the juice" said...

The title of the book is "If I Did It", not "Here's My Confession". You crackers never change.

10:59 AM  
Anonymous luther said...

Speaking of psychos, did you hear about the family of four in an SUV that was stalking and terrorizing other motorists on I45 between Houston and Dallas with drive bys, telephone calls, and face making?!!

11:55 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

I heard it was a family of three and their dogs!!

7:03 AM  

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