The first issue, accusations of racism, played a pivotal role in ensuring the innocence of Simpson. Race seemed to have become the main issue in Simpson’s murder trial rather than the death of the two victims. This infamous trial became the face and main headliner of the media in 1995. The public saw two Caucasian victims and a black defendant. According to author Stanley O. Gaines, Jr., many Caucasian citizens took the side of then LAPD detective, Mark Fuhrman and many black citizens took the side of Simpson (Gaines 2001). The trial seemed to have transformed into a racial war rather than a criminal trial (Thernstrom & Fetter 1996). Caucasian citizens felt that Fuhrman was unfairly being discredited due to allegations of being a bigot and African American citizens believed that the acquittal of Simpson served as reparations of the unfa...
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