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Old 07-18-2011, 06:22 AM
 
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If Casey was black, I am sure she would be on death row right now.
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:13 AM
 
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Diary of a Tired Black Man: The Casey Anthony Verdict

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If Casey was black, I am sure she would be on death row right now.
Is OJ on death row right now?


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For the same reason race was such a big deal in the OJ Simpson case.
OJ killed his white wife and her white Jewish friend. Which black person did Casey Anthony kill?
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Old 07-18-2011, 05:30 PM
 
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Diary of a Tired Black Man: The Casey Anthony Verdict

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Is OJ on death row right now?



OJ killed his white wife and her white Jewish friend. Which black person did Casey Anthony kill?

He killed his white wife...exactly my point. Hence all the outrage over his acquittal.

Had he killed a black woman, would whites had been all in an uproar over him getting away with it? Not many would have cared...it certainly would not have been the "crime of the century."

Just as if Casey and Caylee Anthony were black, we wouldn't have endless threads on this forum about that crime.
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Old 07-18-2011, 05:44 PM
 
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He killed his white wife...exactly my point. Hence all the outrage over his acquittal.

Had he killed a black woman, would whites had been all in an uproar over him getting away with it? Not many would have cared...it certainly would not have been the "crime of the century."

Just as if Casey and Caylee Anthony were black, we wouldn't have endless threads on this forum about that crime.
Agree with what is in bold.
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Old 07-18-2011, 06:41 PM
 
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If Casey was black, I am sure she would be on death row right now.
I don't know about that. OJ's not.
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Old 07-18-2011, 06:45 PM
 
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Women on Death Row - Kenisha Berry

Here is the link for Kenisha Berry...please read her crime...and wonder why she is on death row...

As for OJ...please...I lived in LA during that time...I would have voted him not guilty, no matter if there had been a video tape of him doing it. Watts was a powder keg, ready to go off...The mayhem and anarchary would have been legend if he had been declared "Guilty"...it would have made the Detroit riot in 1967 look like Mayberry. It was so close to the Rodney King issue, just 2 years earlier...believe me...it would have been crazy.

And, OJ was a likeable guy, sure...he is black...but everyone liked him...Casey, not even in his category...

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Old 07-19-2011, 03:38 PM
 
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He killed his white wife...exactly my point. Hence all the outrage over his acquittal.

Had he killed a black woman, would whites had been all in an uproar over him getting away with it? Not many would have cared...it certainly would not have been the "crime of the century."

Just as if Casey and Caylee Anthony were black, we wouldn't have endless threads on this forum about that crime.
It's amazing how some are able to discount so many other mitigating factors in crime stories but choose instead to focus solely on race. Let me repeat to you: it's not always all about race. Anthony didn't get all this media attention simply because she was white. There are thousands of other white kids who are killed but they don't receive media attention, for whatever reason.

The OJ murder was the "crime of the century" because it was the first big celebrity murder that was televised to audiences. OJ was a very rich, likable, and popular celebrity at the time. For many Americans to learn that such a charismatic and charming star athlete could have this secret violent, dark side to him was both compelling and horrifying. It made for great TV, a real-life soap opera.

If OJ's wife had been black and he killed her, yes, it would still be a big story because of his celebrity status.
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:12 PM
 
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It's amazing how some are able to discount so many other mitigating factors in crime stories but choose instead to focus solely on race. Let me repeat to you: it's not always all about race. Anthony didn't get all this media attention simply because she was white. There are thousands of other white kids who are killed but they don't receive media attention, for whatever reason.

The OJ murder was the "crime of the century" because it was the first big celebrity murder that was televised to audiences. OJ was a very rich, likable, and popular celebrity at the time. For many Americans to learn that such a charismatic and charming star athlete could have this secret violent, dark side to him was both compelling and horrifying. It made for great TV, a real-life soap opera.

If OJ's wife had been black and he killed her, yes, it would still be a big story because of his celebrity status.
It's amazing how some people are able to focus on every mitigating factor EXCEPT race. No, it's not ALWAYS about race, but it is a factor whether you want to believe it or not. Casey Anthony didn't get so much attention simply because she was white--of course there is more to it than that. But it did have a part in why America is so enthralled with her. Yes, there are thousands of white children who are murdered or missing who get no media attention, but the clear and simple fact remains--the ones who do are white.

I doubt if OJ had killed his black wife if anyone would have done much more than shrug and say, "Oh, that's too bad. He seemed like such a nice guy!" The fact that he killed a white woman is what sparked off so much tension, animosity, hatred, and media attention. There were black people who figured, look at all the black men killed in this country by white men who have gotten away with it. And there were whites who felt like they had accepted and loved this black football player only for him to go nuts and kill this pretty blonde white woman and her friend, and were outraged. I don't know what part of the planet you were on not to be able to see the racial undertones and all the bitterness and anger that came with it in the Simpson case.

So let me repeat to you...race is a factor whether you like it or not. Not the only factor, or maybe not even the biggest factor is some cases, and not in the Casey Anthony case. I wouldn't say she was acquitted because she is white, but I do and always will say we wouldn't even be hearing about her if she wasn't white.
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:27 PM
 
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I don't believe race is a factor other wise Casey would not even be charged...

I also didn hear anything about the judge...I believe that most people saw judge who did a good job and not a .....

I wish this thread was not started....because I'm getting so sick of race being mentioned in almost every subject....this case was a about a middle class girl who lied about almost everything....a child who is dead found with duct tape on her mouth, throw away in way I would not even dumb my garbage, a mother who did nothing than party, meanwhile committed theft and fraud...parents who first call the cops on her and then changed their story to decent their spoiled daughter...

I don't see what race has to do with this case
The media made it racial by turning the case into a circus, not by charging her(the media doesn't have that power anyway). It is also cheap, sensationalist and lazy. This is journalism the way a snuff film is art.
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Old 07-23-2011, 08:21 AM
 
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It's amazing how some people are able to focus on every mitigating factor EXCEPT race. No, it's not ALWAYS about race, but it is a factor whether you want to believe it or not. Casey Anthony didn't get so much attention simply because she was white--of course there is more to it than that. But it did have a part in why America is so enthralled with her. Yes, there are thousands of white children who are murdered or missing who get no media attention, but the clear and simple fact remains--the ones who do are white.

I doubt if OJ had killed his black wife if anyone would have done much more than shrug and say, "Oh, that's too bad. He seemed like such a nice guy!" The fact that he killed a white woman is what sparked off so much tension, animosity, hatred, and media attention. There were black people who figured, look at all the black men killed in this country by white men who have gotten away with it. And there were whites who felt like they had accepted and loved this black football player only for him to go nuts and kill this pretty blonde white woman and her friend, and were outraged. I don't know what part of the planet you were on not to be able to see the racial undertones and all the bitterness and anger that came with it in the Simpson case.

So let me repeat to you...race is a factor whether you like it or not. Not the only factor, or maybe not even the biggest factor is some cases, and not in the Casey Anthony case. I wouldn't say she was acquitted because she is white, but I do and always will say we wouldn't even be hearing about her if she wasn't white.

I agree 100%
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