--- In DebunkCreation@yahoogroups.com
, "Anne Gilbert" <avgilbert@...>
> Among other things, it taught me that many whites often react to
> blacks --- at least the ones they don't know --- with fear and
Sadly, i didn't learn anything postive about either race. i saw
blacks extremely eager to blame a situation on white racism with no
apparent provocation. I saw whites eager to make judgements about
'them" and pretty much equally ready to presume Simpson's guilt as the
blacks were to presume him innocent. I saw a country elevate what
should have been an entirely ordinary murder case of no more interest
than any of the other thousand murder cases going on every day to
"trial of the century" status (over, you know, trials that were
actually important) due solely to celebrity and racism.
And, mostly, I got a lot of strange looks when I told people I had no
opinions on the case because I wasn't in the jury and had no business
having opinions on it.
I don't know how much of my faith in humanity that fiasco killed, but
it was quite a bit of it.