Yes,its a common misconception that blacks overwhelmingly thought OJ was innocent.Not so
I spent many a break in the post office locker room as”brothers”ponificated over the case.One guy with a rather loud and crude reputation blurted out the statement”Y’all n***** KNOW OJ killed that b**** so why don’t you just ADMIT it?”
Everyone laughed uproariously at the truth of his statement.
Yet I truly believe the elation in some black segments of society at his acquital was because of how so many of the WHITE killers of blacks in the South got off scot free by the same jury nullification that let OJ off the hook.The attitude was”Y’all have used the system to YOUR advantage for years.Now one of US gets over and you want to go into hysterics”
I can kind of agree with that logic,twisted as it is in a way.
Pretty much agree..........
While I agree that many a white murdered blacks with impunity, I was disturbed that O.J. got off. I was a work in at a huge financial institution, everyone turned on there radios to hear the verdict. There was a wave of hooping and hollering and celebration from too many of my co-workers. I felt sick to my stomach and just sat down. I have had this conversation many times with other people. We (black folk) know O.J. got away with murder. I hate when my folk support the wrong people for the wrong reasons.
“Yes,its a common misconception that blacks overwhelmingly thought OJ was innocent.Not so.”
I’ve never heard a black person claim he was innocent. I’ve seen much glee at the fact that he got off, though.
Supporting his acquittal because of a presumption of innocence is one thing. Supporting the acquittal of a murderer because he was black and his victim was white is just plain racism in one of its most evil forms.
‘The attitude wasYall have used the system to YOUR advantage for years. Now one of US gets over and you want to go into hysterics’
Yes, for some crazy reason we thought our society had moved beyond that, say, 50+ years ago.
Haven't some of these old white racists been tried three or four times now to get a guilty plea? That's hardly proof of a conspiracy to let off whites. The killer of Medger Evers was tried twice in the 1960s (hung juries) and retried in 1994, and convicted!
That seems to be evidence of "the system" going out of it's way to bring justice to blacks murdered by whites.