Black Former Obama Official On CNN—OJ Simpson ”Represented Something” For Black Community Because ”Two White People Were Killed”
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The late conservative writer, William F. Buckley, put it best when discussing the O.J. Simpson verdict and the black monolith supporting him: “It is simply undeniable that the black majority believed him innocent because he was black.”

You remember O.J. Simpson, right? He was a beloved black athlete turned Hollywood star, who married a white woman, divorced her, and then was arrested for her brutal murder (along with her white boyfriend). In what was dubbed the trial of the century, O.J. was found “not guilty” of the interracial murder by a jury of his peers.

Never forget, black people celebrated the verdict and took the streets as if a favorite sports team had just won a championship:

On Oct. 3, 1995, Black residents in parts of Los Angeles spilled out onto the street, cheering and passing celebratory drinks. The world had just learned that O.J. Simpson had been acquitted of double murder.

“Everybody was running out of their house, screaming and happy,” recalled journalist and cultural critic Jasmyne Cannick, who was a teenager living near Compton when the verdict came down. “I remember that. People had been glued to their television sets” for months on end, wondering where the jury would land.

The celebratory scene in Cannick’s neighborhood that day was duplicated in Black communities across the country, as the nearly yearlong so-called Trial of the Century came to an end. Simpson, then a movie star and a beloved former football player, was acquitted of murder charges in the death of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman.

The reaction to the verdict was far different among white Americans, revealing the trench-like racial divisions that were roiling the nation at the time.

And now, upon his death, we again see black racial solidarity in celebrating the life and symbolism of O.J. Simpson.

CNN contributor Ashley Allison blasted for saying OJ Simpson ‘represented something’ for black community because ‘two white people were killed,’ NY Post, April 12, 2024

A CNN contributor sparked outrage Thursday by saying that OJ Simpson “represented something for the black community … particularly because there were two white people who had been killed.”

Ashley Allison made the comment during the network’s coverage of the death of the 76-year-old Simpson, the disgraced NFL legend who was acquitted in 1995 of the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman.

Allison—a former Obama administration official who also worked on Joe Biden’s presidential campaign as well as his transition team—was weighing in on the racial tensions that pervaded the country during the Simpson trial and its aftermath.

She said the Simpson case brought to the fore “just how black Americans feel about policing.”

“He wasn’t a social justice leader, but he represented something for the black community in that moment, in that trial, particularly because there were two white people who had been killed,” Allison said.

“And the history around how black people have been persecuted during slavery.”

Allison’s commentary sparked a backlash, with one X user remarking: “Absolutely unhinged racism.”

“They’re continuing to say the quiet part out loud,” another X commenter wrote.

An X user wrote that if they said the same thing about white people on Fox News, “I’d be cancelled so fast.”

The Post has sought comment from CNN and Allison.

Marc Lamont Hill, a prominent media personality and CUNY professor, also made waves when he wrote on his X account that while Simpson was “an abusive liar” and a “monster” who “killed two people in cold blood,” his acquittal “was the correct and necessary result of a racist criminal legal system.”

The X post also prompted pushback, with one commenter writing: “Saying he left the black community and admitting he is a m*rderer but believing he still deserves black criminal immunity is wild.”

Hill defended his claim that the acquittal was just, noting that Mark Fuhrman, the detective from the Los Angeles Police Department who worked the case, “was caught lying” about having referred to black people with racist epithets.

Just who is this black woman, Ashley Allison, who expresses solidarity with a black man over his alleged murder of two white people? From Twitter, we learn:

Understand this: This woman was a senior Biden campaign official. She has all the elite credentials—CNN contributor, Harvard fellow, senior Obama adviser, etc. And she’s openly celebrating the collective punishment of white people. This is the mainstream Left’s position now.

“The mainstream Left’s position now?” Nope. Same it’s always been, though the anti-white narrative now is far greater than ever before. They can say the quiet part out loud now.

Blacks see outcome as cause to celebrate, Associated Press (Atlanta), October 4, 1995]:

Right on, O.J. We were with you! members of an African-American business organization watching the verdict in a conference room cried out.

The Juice is loose! an African-American construction worker exulted, as he crossed a downtown street where a neighborhood group was setting up a celebratory cookout. On a subway platform, an African-American woman hoisted aloft the front page of The Atlanta Journals hot-off-the-presses final edition so that riders on a passing train could learn O.J. Simpson had been freed. Tipping it from side to side, she sang out the headline again and again, Not Guilty. Not Guilty. And therein lies a lesson, said the Rev. Joseph Lowery, president of the Atlanta-based Southern Christian Leadership Conference. I think white people have to take a new look, he said, at how aggrieved and pained the black community is about our criminal-justice system.

On Atlantas [sic] Auburn Avenue, the street where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. grew up and is buried, preparations for a joyous sidewalk party quickly began.

Let freedom ring! Joe Carter said, echoing the words of a patriotic song that King himself had borrowed to exhort African-American a generation ago.

Then, he wheeled out a barbecue grill. People are celebrating today, Carter said, because … justice did prevail.

There can be no peace with these people. Not in 1995. Not in 1965. Not in 2024. Realize how late the hour is now; realize how late the hour has always been.

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