This isn’t some civil rights milestone. Police in this country will keep arresting us, keep beating us, keep killing us. You haven’t changed anything for black people here. Unless, of course, you’re a famous, rich one in Brentwood.
You put me on this trial because you wanted a black face, but the truth is, you never wanted a black voice.
There are theories everywhere, and everyone loves to hear them, talk about them. So when the defense comes in with something exotic, it makes the jury sit up and listen, instead of playing tic-tac-toe with themselves. Or flat-out fall asleep.
O.J. never gave back. Well, you see any parks around here named for him? Any children’s centers? See, now Jim Brown cared about black people. He was an activist. He spoke up. Once O.J. made his money, he split and never came back. He became white.