How O.J. Simpson Changed America

The Way We View and Discuss Race Will Never Be the Same

William Spivey
AfroSapiophile
Published in
11 min readApr 12, 2024

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By lostastic — O.J. by Lostastic, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=116205650

Orenthal James Simpson changed America. He was known by the initials OJ or his nickname, the Juice. Unless you are of a certain age, you don’t really know OJ; it's just what people have told you about him. He was one of America’s greatest athletes, yet at an early age, he battled with rickets and wore braces on his…

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