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2018-03-14 02:00:49 AM  
Ha, that's funny that the author of that assumes OJ was black.
 
2018-03-14 02:15:55 AM  
I got three paragraphs into that and started to get dizzy. Is there a tl;dr version?
 
2018-03-14 03:27:48 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I got three paragraphs into that and started to get dizzy. Is there a tl;dr version?


Author watches OJ's 'hypothetical' confession, decides no innocent person could describe such acts in such an unfeeling way, thus OJ is guilty,  and author feels sudden guilt over siding with OJ as a victim of police racism back in the day.

I think that about sums it up.  I found it TL and skim-read most of it.
 
2018-03-14 03:34:47 AM  

lindseyp: ecmoRandomNumbers: I got three paragraphs into that and started to get dizzy. Is there a tl;dr version?

Author watches OJ's 'hypothetical' confession, decides no innocent person could describe such acts in such an unfeeling way, thus OJ is guilty,  and author feels sudden guilt over siding with OJ as a victim of police racism back in the day.

I think that about sums it up.  I found it TL and skim-read most of it.


Thank you for saving me the brain cells.
 
2018-03-14 05:03:53 AM  
What the hell was that?  "Hey, white people, only you thought OJ Simpson was guilty and now I think he is too, but you all suck because you don't get outraged when police kill innocent black people and all loved George Zimmerman."  Seriously, WHAT THE fark? What kind of "white people" does this smug asshole hang around? I am absolutely outraged that the cops get away with shooting black suspects and innocent people, even in the back. Even if they are kids with toy guns in open carry states. I think Zimmerman is a piece of shiat who decided it was his job to take the law into his own hands. I am horrified by all of it. I also think OJ Simpson probably killed his wife and got away with it, but I am not concerned that he is "around white women." He's not some maniacal white woman serial killer.... those killings were an act of passion by someone who probably had his head banged around a few too many times.

That article was just ridiculous and whoever wrote it should probably stop hanging around shiatbags and actually meet some real "white people", since that's who he was addressing. Over and over.
 
2018-03-14 05:35:25 AM  
I just assume despite the fact that I'm a mutt of indeterminate Irish/British/German DNA, that when Michael Harriot talks about "wypipo", he's not actually talking about me?

I'm a white dude.  I'm married, with a few crotchfruit, and winding down a career in the Army, but I'm also a liberal atheist.  Usually when I read about "wypipo" on The Root, the humans described are either some weird conservative caricature of what I assume the writer sees caucasians as, or they're just describing racist Trump supporters.

Either way, the "wypipo" usually described on The Root would burn me at the stake for supporting body autonomy, wanting to reform mass incarceration, being an atheist, and supporting common sense firearm legislation.

The thing I sometimes wonder is; would the writers for The Root be able to look past my skin color and see someone who doesn't hate them based on their prejudices?
 
2018-03-14 05:38:51 AM  
White people hate O.J. For them, he is evil incarnate.

What?  How could anyone hate Nordberg?

The Naked Gun: Nordberg Goes Down (And Backwards Too!!)
Youtube McS1LCfVXak
 
2018-03-14 05:39:19 AM  
I am wondering if this enlightened person will ever rethink his position that making broad judgements on others based solely on skin color is somehow productive.
 
2018-03-14 05:42:33 AM  
Wypipo sounds like something you'd use in the bathroom.
 
2018-03-14 05:43:31 AM  
It's like identity politics has gotten to EVERYONE'S head nowadays. Is this what it felt like before the Balkan wars? Or maybe America has just always been this trash and I was too young and naive to notice?

This writer is like the mirror version of the guys who talk about certain black people, for example Bill Cosby, as "one of the good ones". But it's good to know he's finally recongnized that cheering for a murderer because the other side is bad is still cheering for a murderer.

/Yes, Zimmerman is also a murderer
//Don't get me started on the summary executions in the US
 
2018-03-14 05:48:01 AM  
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2018-03-14 05:48:28 AM  

serpent_sky: What the hell was that?  "Hey, white people, only you thought OJ Simpson was guilty and now I think he is too, but you all suck because you don't get outraged when police kill innocent black people and all loved George Zimmerman."  Seriously, WHAT THE fark? What kind of "white people" does this smug asshole hang around? I am absolutely outraged that the cops get away with shooting black suspects and innocent people, even in the back. Even if they are kids with toy guns in open carry states. I think Zimmerman is a piece of shiat who decided it was his job to take the law into his own hands. I am horrified by all of it. I also think OJ Simpson probably killed his wife and got away with it, but I am not concerned that he is "around white women." He's not some maniacal white woman serial killer.... those killings were an act of passion by someone who probably had his head banged around a few too many times.

That article was just ridiculous and whoever wrote it should probably stop hanging around shiatbags and actually meet some real "white people", since that's who he was addressing. Over and over.


Another Farker once characterised that website as "FreeRepublic for black people". That article did not make his comparison any less accurate.
 
2018-03-14 05:54:58 AM  
I actually rather enjoyed that... Was sarcastic and snarky...  I see no one else posting in this thread so far bothered to read it.
 
2018-03-14 05:58:22 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: White people hate O.J. For them, he is evil incarnate.

What?  How could anyone hate Nordberg?

[Youtube Nordberg down stairs]


Threadjack: Mhy mom was in a wheelchair in her final years. She also had Alzheimer's. Her house w at the top of a steep hill. I half expected t get "the call" that  mom had done a Nordberg down her driveway. /end threadjack.

As for the article:  Body hell, sir. I didn't hate O.J. Simpson, I hated that the trial was farked up by the District Attorney's office; When I saw them have O.J. try to put leather gloves on over rubber gloves, I knew they had completely screwed up.

Anyway, I didn't (and still don't) have a fear of a random person with a knife...wait. What was that noise?
 
2018-03-14 05:58:50 AM  
 
2018-03-14 05:59:24 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: White people hate O.J. For them, he is evil incarnate.

What?  How could anyone hate Nordberg?

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/McS1LCfV​Xak]


Ignoring that, I never knew OJ Simpson was some enemy of all white people who think he is evil.  I honestly don't think about the guy much at all, unless he is in the news.  And evil incarnate is really reserved for people who are truly impacting lives.... I'd definitely call Trump evil incarnate... OJ is just an old guy who probably had way too many concussions in his football days and snapped on his ex-wife and her boyfriend. Yeah, if he did it, it's a bad thing, but white people aren't hiding under the couch in fear of OJ Simpson coming to kill them, or thinking much about him at all.
 
2018-03-14 06:00:52 AM  

Scarlioni: I actually rather enjoyed that... Was sarcastic and snarky...  I see no one else posting in this thread so far bothered to read it.


I read it. I am pretty good on picking up on sarcasm and if that was the intent of the piece, it was poorly done.
 
2018-03-14 06:00:54 AM  

Scarlioni: I actually rather enjoyed that... Was sarcastic and snarky...  I see no one else posting in this thread so far bothered to read it.


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2018-03-14 06:02:56 AM  
I enjoy being spoken for by people other than myself. Turns out I think and feel a lot of things that I never thought I think or felt like I feel. It's very introspective to have a third party tell me all about me.
 
2018-03-14 06:03:48 AM  

Scarlioni: I actually rather enjoyed that... Was sarcastic and snarky...  I see no one else posting in this thread so far bothered to read it.


Serpent Sky read it. Did you bother to read her post?
 
2018-03-14 06:03:50 AM  

adamatari: It's like identity politics has gotten to EVERYONE'S head nowadays. Is this what it felt like before the Balkan wars? Or maybe America has just always been this trash and I was too young and naive to notice?

This writer is like the mirror version of the guys who talk about certain black people, for example Bill Cosby, as "one of the good ones". But it's good to know he's finally recongnized that cheering for a murderer because the other side is bad is still cheering for a murderer.

/Yes, Zimmerman is also a murderer
//Don't get me started on the summary executions in the US


Read "Back to Blood" by Tom Wolfe. He saw this shait happening years ago and wrote about it. Today's totally balkanized identity-based society is the logical conclusion of what happens in that book.
 
2018-03-14 06:06:03 AM  

Skail: Scarlioni: I actually rather enjoyed that... Was sarcastic and snarky...  I see no one else posting in this thread so far bothered to read it.

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Another farker posting in a thread they they haven't read either. Why am I surprised?
 
2018-03-14 06:08:06 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I got three paragraphs into that and started to get dizzy. Is there a tl;dr version?


Somebody typed onto a keyboard.  Zero Farks were given.
 
2018-03-14 06:12:01 AM  
That was kind of a shiatty article. He just complains about white people.

We get it, you're black.
 
2018-03-14 06:14:13 AM  

Scarlioni: I actually rather enjoyed that... Was sarcastic and snarky...  I see no one else posting in this thread so far bothered to read it.


When most white people read an angry piece on race written by a black person, they have a biological reaction that short-circuits their brain into outrage. For example, they focus on the fact that THEY are not THAT kind of white person and, "Oh my God! How could you stereotype!?" and ignore the whole point about generalized societal racism and the indifference of whites to it.
 
2018-03-14 06:24:39 AM  
Outrage: The Five Reasons Why O.J. Simpson Got Away with Murder by Vincint Bugliosi

I got it as an audiobook and its also available on yt as a video.

I never followed ojs saga except for what Bill Maher covered on Politically Incorrect and this book was an incredible eyeopener.i wonder if the prosecution was paid to take a dive on that trial.
 Bugliosi denounces that supposition in the yt vid but not the book nevertheless, if they really were that incompetant then how did they get to their positions in tye first place?
 
2018-03-14 06:25:21 AM  
Oh, fark you. Jesus, do we need this constant race-baiting bullshiat?
 
2018-03-14 06:33:13 AM  

eiger: When most white people read an angry piece on race written by a black person, they have a biological reaction that short-circuits their brain into outrage. For example, they focus on the fact that THEY are not THAT kind of white person and, "Oh my God! How could you stereotype!?" and ignore the whole point about generalized societal racism and the indifference of whites to it.


I'd imagine it's because the premise of this specific article was "white people hate OJ Simpson and black people don't, and now it looks like he's guilty so maybe it's okay that white people hate OJ Simpson" - which is just weird, since I think a lot of people assumed his guilt because most innocent people don't write books or give interviews about how they would have killed people if they get acquitted.  That was kind of his thing.

And the whole but white people don't care at all about black deaths at the hands of cops and don't think George Zimmerman is a piece of shiat part was also misguided, considering many, many white people hate that this shiat goes on in our country and George Zimmerman actually tried to auction off the gun with which he killed a teenager and showed no remorse (no matter what happened, he still took a life and most people will have some remorse or difficulty dealing with that, and most people would probably say, "God, I wish I had stayed in my car and let the police come and find out if anything was wrong" but NOT THAT ASSHOLE.

Yes... I am aware of racism in our country. I think the police need some serious goddamned training on not shooting unarmed people, especially black men. I hate watching racists be emboldened to speak openly in, as we call it, this dark timeline. I hate that we have the KKK and Nazis and white supremacists backing the openly racist Trump.  I farking hate it.  White people are no more a hive of like-minded people than black people are. Or Asian people. Or Hispanic people. They may have a skin tone or physical traits in common - and that's where it ends, as you have a pastiche of ethnic groups, beliefs, and other factors that make up individual people. It no more helps to generalize "white people" than it does any other group(s) and doesn't do anything to try to curb racists and racism by creating the divide, no matter what racial group you belong to.

And somehow making OJ Simpson about race, when in reality, most people (of all races) would have said "damn, that's crazy" and maybe read about or heard about the verdict if the trial didn't become a media spectacle that was covered on TV every damned day. It was impossible to not know about the trial, and ultimately, come up with an opinion, because it was not treated like a trial, but more like a circus or an "event". Which isn't really something I can consider justice or the way a murder trial should be covered.
 
2018-03-14 06:34:15 AM  
I couldn't even get through that article.  The 'I hate Whitey' snark is all he's consumed with.

We didn't think OJ was guilty because he was black, we thought he was guilty because there was a mountain of goddamned evidence that said he was guilty.
 
2018-03-14 06:35:43 AM  

Ed Grubermann: do we need this constant race-baiting bullshiat?


Maybe not "we" as a collection of individuals, but the Grievance Industry certainly does.
 
2018-03-14 06:39:02 AM  

unsightly phlebitis: Outrage: The Five Reasons Why O.J. Simpson Got Away with Murder by Vincint Bugliosi

I got it as an audiobook and its also available on yt as a video.

I never followed ojs saga except for what Bill Maher covered on Politically Incorrect and this book was an incredible eyeopener.i wonder if the prosecution was paid to take a dive on that trial.
 Bugliosi denounces that supposition in the yt vid but not the book nevertheless, if they really were that incompetant then how did they get to their positions in tye first place?


These were career prosecutors.  Most of them are where they are, with law degrees making civil servants' salaries, because they AREN'T that great as what they do.  It's like military lawyers or doctors.  Once they've done the time required to pay back what they owe for their education, they're mostly there because they aren't very good, and would have a hard time making it in civilian practice.

DAs are either junior folks looking for experience before they head off to private practice, political hacks who are using their time as a prosecutor for their campaign literature, or mediocre attorneys who are grateful for the steady job and the paycheck with bennies.

Up against the type of lawyer the average defendant can get, they're fine, especially since most cases end up being plead out.  Against an expensive team like OJ had?  They looked like the mediocre lawyers they were.
 
2018-03-14 06:39:24 AM  
I read the article. There's not much I could add to Serpent Sky's Weeners. She hit the nail on the head, and the writer of this article is a jerk. This article is ugly, wrong, and unfunny.

I support Black Lives Matter 100%, and have lost a few white friends over it. I am outraged over police killing innocent black people like Philando Castile and Tamir Rice. I applaud and support every person who kneels for the national anthem. And George Zimmerman is a straight-up murderer.

Nobody thought O.J. Simpson was evil incarnate. No one is outraged that he's allowed to be around white women. He's not a serial killer, he's a jealous rage killer. Many people understand that black people who celebrated O.J.'s acquittal weren't doing so because they were happy that a double-murderer went free, They were happy to see some payback for Rodney King and happy to see the LAPD lose.

O.J. was not considered guilty "simply from an outpouring of alabaster outrage". That's ridiculous. O.J. was considered guilty because the killer of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman wore O.J.'s shoes, wore O.J.'s gloves, bled O.J.'s  blood, drove O.J.'s  Bronco, and tracked O.J.'s  blood, Nicole's blood, and Ron's blood all the way up to O.J.'s  bathroom in O.J.'s  bedroom in O.J.'s  house.
 
2018-03-14 06:42:14 AM  
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2018-03-14 06:50:16 AM  
Dear Root asshole, you know why so many white people are still pissed off about the OJ trial? This shiat:
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You assholes didn't care that he murdered two people. You farking celebrated that he got away with murdering two white people. Look at those women, do they care that OJ murdered a woman? Do they care it could have been one of them? No. No they do not.

So fark you.
 
2018-03-14 06:52:50 AM  
BARF.

Yes, I'm white. Yes, I thought he was guilty then, as I do now. At the time I didn't understand the racial politics really, even though I was close to riots
, growing up in CA. Which is to say I understood racism was going on, but an 11-14 yr old girl isn't going to understand the pernicious and destructive nature of modern racism. I just knee the guy from Naked Gun had done something awful.

And to address what the author said. I'm equally pissed at every murderer who can buy their way out of a conviction. Being lower middle class, I've also mostly regarded it as a class issue.

There's a reason Chandler never got a Friends spin-off. No one wants to listen to that defensive sarcasm with no jokes for longer than a couple sentences.

So, yeah. Barf.
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Oh, no! I've BARFED again!
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How will clean all this up?
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2018-03-14 06:59:08 AM  

serpent_sky: What the hell was that?  "Hey, white people, only you thought OJ Simpson was guilty and now I think he is too, but you all suck because you don't get outraged when police kill innocent black people and all loved George Zimmerman."  Seriously, WHAT THE fark? What kind of "white people" does this smug asshole hang around? I am absolutely outraged that the cops get away with shooting black suspects and innocent people, even in the back. Even if they are kids with toy guns in open carry states. I think Zimmerman is a piece of shiat who decided it was his job to take the law into his own hands. I am horrified by all of it. I also think OJ Simpson probably killed his wife and got away with it, but I am not concerned that he is "around white women." He's not some maniacal white woman serial killer.... those killings were an act of passion by someone who probably had his head banged around a few too many times.

That article was just ridiculous and whoever wrote it should probably stop hanging around shiatbags and actually meet some real "white people", since that's who he was addressing. Over and over.


I understand where the author is coming from, but the simple fact is that many "white" people just don't give a fark about the higher incarceration or murder rate of African Americans in certain areas (Chicago for example).  On the other hand, the system barely prosecutes murders in Chicago because the community refuses to  help prosecutors and police to identify and testify against the murderers (the majority of homicide victims are black, clearance rate is <10%).  Thus the circle of violence continues, based on mistrust of a system they won't engage.
This is opposed to other immigrants, like Irish Americans who were oppressed and subject to genocide for hundreds of years, faced both cultural discrimination (Irish need not apply, Irish enter through the back), and religious persecution (even JFKs election was plagued with anti-catholic hate speech).
 
2018-03-14 07:00:33 AM  
Author is a farking idiot
 
2018-03-14 07:03:45 AM  

DoctorCal: More by the author:

Every other day, there is a Caucasian princess seeking to endear herself and garner sympathy by conflating racism with sexism. Just a few days ago, some white woman slid in my DMs to chastise me for using misogynistic language in calling America a "lying, murdering whore," because-in her words-we are both fighting against the same thing. While there is an intersection of the two, please, white women, don't get it twisted: Racism and sexism are not the same.


Dollars to donuts he doesn't understand why black (or any other nonwhite woman) is torn between putting racial or gender discrimination first as a cause.

/pennies to penises, he doesn't eat clams, either, but orders a hot dog for his gal at plenty of meals
 
2018-03-14 07:06:03 AM  

Northern: serpent_sky: What the hell was that?  "Hey, white people, only you thought OJ Simpson was guilty and now I think he is too, but you all suck because you don't get outraged when police kill innocent black people and all loved George Zimmerman."  Seriously, WHAT THE fark? What kind of "white people" does this smug asshole hang around? I am absolutely outraged that the cops get away with shooting black suspects and innocent people, even in the back. Even if they are kids with toy guns in open carry states. I think Zimmerman is a piece of shiat who decided it was his job to take the law into his own hands. I am horrified by all of it. I also think OJ Simpson probably killed his wife and got away with it, but I am not concerned that he is "around white women." He's not some maniacal white woman serial killer.... those killings were an act of passion by someone who probably had his head banged around a few too many times.

That article was just ridiculous and whoever wrote it should probably stop hanging around shiatbags and actually meet some real "white people", since that's who he was addressing. Over and over.

I understand where the author is coming from, but the simple fact is that many "white" people just don't give a fark about the higher incarceration or murder rate of African Americans in certain areas (Chicago for example).  On the other hand, the system barely prosecutes murders in Chicago because the community refuses to  help prosecutors and police to identify and testify against the murderers (the majority of homicide victims are black, clearance rate is <10%).  Thus the circle of violence continues, based on mistrust of a system they won't engage.
This is opposed to other immigrants, like Irish Americans who were oppressed and subject to genocide for hundreds of years, faced both cultural discrimination (Irish need not apply, Irish enter through the back), and religious persecution (even JFKs election was plagued with anti-catholic hate speech).


I can't blame anyone for not trusting a system that is biased against them, or not wanting to engage with police who kill black people and get off witjoutveven Acela on the hand, or prosecutors who may find out they once had an ounce of marijuana and go after them.  It makes perfect sense to me, and I don't live in Chicago.  I don't trust the police, either.  They're not friendly officers there to help anyone (except the very rich) and are incredibly racist, overall...and when they do kill someone, the prosecutor works hand in hand with them and they walk.  Over and over.

I'm sure most people want murderes off the streets. But I understand not getting involved because it's a risk to do so.
 
2018-03-14 07:06:09 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I got three paragraphs into that and started to get dizzy. Is there a tl;dr version?


The Root is racist to a point of hilarity (which means it fits right in in with it's former Gawker site colleges) and shouldn't be taken seriously?
 
2018-03-14 07:09:58 AM  

lindseyp: ecmoRandomNumbers: I got three paragraphs into that and started to get dizzy. Is there a tl;dr version?

Author watches OJ's 'hypothetical' confession, decides no innocent person could describe such acts in such an unfeeling way, thus OJ is guilty,  and author feels sudden guilt over siding with OJ as a victim of police racism back in the day.

I think that about sums it up.  I found it TL and skim-read most of it.


You forgot the art where he acts as if white people couldn't also be enraged by acts of violence about black people.
 
2018-03-14 07:10:04 AM  

pharmacide: ecmoRandomNumbers: I got three paragraphs into that and started to get dizzy. Is there a tl;dr version?

The Root is racist to a point of hilarity (which means it fits right in in with it's former Gawker site colleges) and shouldn't be taken seriously?


it's, not it's. Stupid autocorrect.
 
2018-03-14 07:11:16 AM  

serpent_sky: eiger: When most white people read an angry piece on race written by a black person, they have a biological reaction that short-circuits their brain into outrage. For example, they focus on the fact that THEY are not THAT kind of white person and, "Oh my God! How could you stereotype!?" and ignore the whole point about generalized societal racism and the indifference of whites to it.

I'd imagine it's because the premise of this specific article was "white people hate OJ Simpson and black people don't, and now it looks like he's guilty so maybe it's okay that white people hate OJ Simpson" - which is just weird, since I think a lot of people assumed his guilt because most innocent people don't write books or give interviews about how they would have killed people if they get acquitted.  That was kind of his thing.

And the whole but white people don't care at all about black deaths at the hands of cops and don't think George Zimmerman is a piece of shiat part was also misguided, considering many, many white people hate that this shiat goes on in our country and George Zimmerman actually tried to auction off the gun with which he killed a teenager and showed no remorse (no matter what happened, he still took a life and most people will have some remorse or difficulty dealing with that, and most people would probably say, "God, I wish I had stayed in my car and let the police come and find out if anything was wrong" but NOT THAT ASSHOLE.

Yes... I am aware of racism in our country. I think the police need some serious goddamned training on not shooting unarmed people, especially black men. I hate watching racists be emboldened to speak openly in, as we call it, this dark timeline. I hate that we have the KKK and Nazis and white supremacists backing the openly racist Trump.  I farking hate it.  White people are no more a hive of like-minded people than black people are. Or Asian people. Or Hispanic people. They may have a skin tone or physical traits in common - and tha ...


I'm a black guy in my mid-thirties now (36 to be exact), so I was only 12-13 during the OJ drama, but looking back, I can understand as to what was going on:

Basically, OJ was about "stigginit" before stigginit became a verbalized thing, much like Zimmermann was about more or less. OJ got a lot of support in the black community based on the racist history of the LAPD, a backlash to the Rodney King verdicts in 1992, seeing segments of white America fuming at OJ for dating/marrying/killing a "telegenic" white woman, and let's be honest, countless incidents of whites murdering black people throughout US history and getting away with it. Honestly, I don't think by the end of the trial, any black person truly thought he was innocent of anything, and probably knew he was guilty as sin, but it was kinda of a way to engage in stigginit that never happened for black America as a whole, sadly enough. Fast forward to 2012, Zimmermann was basically the poster boy for white right-wingers - a gun toting, wife-beating vigilante who encountered a "thug" in Trayvon and shot him in "self-defense". Not to mention when Obama said that if he had a son, he'd look like Trayvon - that basically was a proxy for Zimmermann shooting Obama.

Interestingly, in both cases, stigginit resulted in people supporting OJ/Zimmermann regardless of their individual foibles: white right wingers supported Zimmermann despite his history of arrests, abusive behavior, and his Latino heritage (I contend if his name was Jorge Zapato, he doesn't get a tenth of their support). OJ got support despite him being a poster boy for the #metoo movement if it was a thing back in the 1990s, eschewing the black community until he got in legal trouble (as he probably would have the same about of respect as Herman Cain/David Clarke/Omarosa in the black community in 2018 had he just been OJ the ex-football player - he probably would be considered "one of the good ones").

Basically, that's the power of stigginit - it'll make you support some of the most ruthless bastards for the sole purpose of pissing off your enemies/opposition.
 
2018-03-14 07:12:50 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Is there a tl;dr version?


"Yeah, but whatabout white people?"

/like every TheRoot article.
 
2018-03-14 07:16:15 AM  

eiger: Scarlioni: I actually rather enjoyed that... Was sarcastic and snarky...  I see no one else posting in this thread so far bothered to read it.

When most white people read an angry piece on race written by a black person, they have a biological reaction that short-circuits their brain into outrage. For example, they focus on the fact that THEY are not THAT kind of white person and, "Oh my God! How could you stereotype!?" and ignore the whole point about generalized societal racism and the indifference of whites to it.


Really? What I got was he was engaging in the same kind of bullshiat that Trumpers did when the Pussy tape audio was released. Which is to say, "So what if he said X?" And/or "It's not real." It was sarcastic responses that came down to Trumps remarks being just harmless comments.

At least that's how I read it. This guy doesn't believe that OJ comments.d wrote a shiatty "satire" rebuttal to an argument no one is making.
 
2018-03-14 07:17:33 AM  

eiger: When most white people read an angry piece on race written by a black person, they have a biological reaction that short-circuits their brain into outrage. For example, they focus on the fact that THEY are not THAT kind of white person and, "Oh my God! How could you stereotype!?" and ignore the whole point about generalized societal racism and the indifference of whites to it.


Perhaps an article in which the author admits (perhaps without saying it) that racism was behind his support of OJ Simpson isn't the appropriate time to lecture white people about racism.
 
2018-03-14 07:20:06 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I got three paragraphs into that and started to get dizzy. Is there a tl;dr version?


tl;dr  His blog sucks and he's tries too hard to be clever.
 
2018-03-14 07:20:19 AM  

doubled99: Author is a farking idiot


That's sexist. Not all men are idiots. A large number certainly are but you can't just throw statistics around with wild abandon and not expect some outliers to be raised as definitive proof that you're wrong.
 
2018-03-14 07:31:22 AM  

eiger: Scarlioni: I actually rather enjoyed that... Was sarcastic and snarky...  I see no one else posting in this thread so far bothered to read it.

When most white people read an angry piece on race written by a black person, they have a biological reaction that short-circuits their brain into outrage. For example, they focus on the fact that THEY are not THAT kind of white person and, "Oh my God! How could you stereotype!?" and ignore the whole point about generalized societal racism and the indifference of whites to it.


Then there are the true White Knights out there that think that by defending any person of color's point of view, even when it's laughable, makes them appear more enlightened than the rest of the racist masses.
 
2018-03-14 07:33:12 AM  

lindseyp: ecmoRandomNumbers: I got three paragraphs into that and started to get dizzy. Is there a tl;dr version?

Author watches OJ's 'hypothetical' confession, decides no innocent person could describe such acts in such an unfeeling way, thus OJ is guilty,  and author feels sudden guilt over siding with OJ as a victim of police racism back in the day.

I think that about sums it up.  I found it TL and skim-read most of it.


You may want to actually read the article.  Author is basically calling all white Americans racists because he (the author) believes that all white Americans thought O.J. was guilty and got away with murdering two white people.  But that these same white people that are outraged that O.J. got away with murder are not similarly outraged when white police officers kill black people and get away with it.

Personally I thought O.J. was guilty but that the prosecution farked it up.  They went for murder when they should have gone for manslaughter.  He killed them...but he did so in a fit of rage.
 
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