Tag: O.J Trial

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I binge watched the new “O.J.: Made in America” documentary and there is but one conclusion: “White America” blew the O.J. trial. More than anything, the trial confronted the nation on race. It gave us an opportunity to understand what we’d become as a country and a unique chance to chart a new course. White America blew it in both respects. What we’d become was a nation filled with grievances after centuries of ignored cries for justice. Those untreated wounds for the darker half of America had festered into thoughts of vengeance; so much so that one juror admitted her vote was “payback” for the Rodney King verdict.