Just three years after the Rodney King beating, racial tensions emerged again on The Oprah Show. When Oprah and her audience watched the verdict of the O.J. Simpson trial together live, the audience’s reaction appeared to be divided by race.

See how Oprah and the audience reacted.

“I think many people were happy for O.J.’s acquittal because they thought justice was not served in the Rodney King trial and many trials before,” Oprah says. “I also think that Dr. King’s quote also applies here: ‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.’”


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