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While O.J. Simpson stood trial for the murder of his ex-wife and her friend, Christopher says he felt like he was being tried by members of the black community.

The trial didn't get personal until the press began calling Christopher a "race traitor" and an "Uncle Tom," he says. Christopher remembers feeling "taken aback" by the way he was treated in his own community.

"To be treated that way … to hear the things that people were saying about me … I never, ever could have imagined being in a situation like that," he says.

Even today, it's hard to talk about the trial without discussing race. Since the day the verdict was announced, opinions about the outcome have largely been divided along racial lines. A 2004 poll conducted by NBC television showed that 87 percent of white Americans polled believe O.J. is guilty, while 70 percent of black Americans polled believe he is innocent.
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