Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Juice Redux

Isn’t it fascinating that the OJ verdict a few weeks ago was such a non-event? Nothing like what we witnessed in 1995. We were absolutely mesmerized by what we were seeing. We were gripped. What should have been a murder trial became a stand-in for the injustices of a racist and classist criminal-justice system. We all remember our reaction to the verdict.

Not Guilty. At that moment our nation was exposed to the biggest rift we've got.

13 years later- to the day- OJ Simpson is found guilty of an unrelated crime and will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars. Unbelievable. And, what's even more unbelievable is the fact that 13 years later, a black man is poised to become the next president of the united states.

We’re getting there. Slowly and circuitously, but we're getting there.

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