Letters: Dec. 23, 1996

O.J. FEELS THE HEAT

"Is America going to try Simpson forever and ever, until he is darn well found guilty by someone, somewhere, sometime?" ALAN D. BROWNLEE Copper Cliff, Ontario

This case sticks in the craw [SOCIETY, Dec. 2]. It isn't because of O.J. Simpson's race. A jury of munchkins decided it was payback time for past injustices. The case won't go away because too many African Americans have turned Simpson into an icon. I'm afraid that race relations have been set back. Affirmative-action programs have been set back. The healing will begin when Simpson wipes the smirk off his face...

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