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Beyond O.J.

Race, Sex, and Class Lessons for America

Distributed for Black Rose Books

Beyond O.J.

Race, Sex, and Class Lessons for America

Interracial Sex and Marriage: America’s Last Taboo
Many blacks were angered about O.J. and Nicole. They believed that he committed racial suicide and sexual treason. Many whites
believed that his fame earned him an exemption from racial backlash for marrying Nicole. Both were wrong.
Tabloiding the Mainstream Media
The press made O.J. one of America’s favorite corporate pitchmen. He was an all-American superstar athlete. He was a grade B
Hollywood celebrity. He shouldn’t have been surprised when it made him an all-American spousal batterer, sexual philanderer,
and drug user. He was ripe for the tabloid pickings of the press.
America’s Poster Boy for Sexual Deviancy
O.J. became the sole poster boy for domestic violence in America. This fed the time-worn myth that black men are America’s violent
sexual offenders. But why? Domestic violence was epidemic in American society long before America heard O.J. screaming hysterically at Nicole on the 911 tapes. Sexual stereotyping is equally epidemic.
The Delusion of the Sports Icon
O.J. beat the terrible odds and wound up a millionaire, celebrity, and media personality. He became a sports icon idolized by millions. There’s an age old cost for that honor. O.J. paid it and so did society.
Justice for Sale
There were two reasons O.J. needed every penny for his defense. He was an African-American facing a criminal justice deeply influenced by racial stereotypes. Second, his fate would be decided in a court system where money screams. He bought a measure of justice that most Americans could not.

Introduction - Beyond O.J.
One - Interracial Sex and Marriage: The Last Taboo
Two - America’s Poster Boy for Sexual Deviancy
Three - The Tabloid Obsession
Four - The Real Meance to Society
Five - The Hunt for Hidden Racism
Six - Conspiracy or Collective Paranoia?
Seven - The Delusion of the Sports Icon
Eight - Playing the Race Card
Nine - Justice for Sale
Conclusion - Race, Sex, and Class Lessons for America
References
Bibliography
Index

224 pages

224 pages | 5 1/4 x 8 1/4


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Table of Contents

Introduction - Beyond O.J.
One - Interracial Sex and Marriage: The Last Taboo
Two - America’s Poster Boy for Sexual Deviancy
Three - The Tabloid Obsession
Four - The Real Meance to Society
Five - The Hunt for Hidden Racism
Six - Conspiracy or Collective Paranoia?
Seven - The Delusion of the Sports Icon
Eight - Playing the Race Card
Nine - Justice for Sale
Conclusion - Race, Sex, and Class Lessons for America
References
Bibliography
Index

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