A lot has been said about the Casey Anthony verdict. Most people have commented that she got away with muder, while others wondered how the verdict may have been different if she were Black.
As the verdicts came down, my Twitter timeline blew up. Most people wondered how—despite everything we’ve heard in the media—she got off. They likened the Anthony verdict to the O.J. Simpson case, and vowed that Casey would “get hers” in the end (you see what happened to O.J. right?).
A curious thing happened as the verdicts were announced, however. Many in my timeline wondered how the verdict would have been different if Casey Anthony were Black. Some said race had little to do with it, while others argued that if Casey Anthony were Black she’d be “under the jail.”