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Simpson verdict anything but a feeling of closure

While most Americans felt closure with O.J. Simpson's guilty verdict, was it a fair result? Jemele Hill

Updated: October 9, 2008, 11:17 AM ET
By Jemele Hill | Page 2

I'm supposed to believe the O.J. Simpson guilty verdict is a purging. It supposedly represents America collectively issuing a makeup call for 1995 by rendering a judgment that could send the 61-year-old Simpson to prison for much of the rest of his life.

But I don't believe any of that was accomplished last week in Las Vegas. All this verdict does is prove that race, wealth and celebrity are just as relevant in 2008 as they were in 1995, when Simpson was acquitted of murdering his ex-wife, ...

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