After serving nine years in prison for a robbery in 2007, former football and movie star OJ Simpson was released from prison Sunday morning.

Simpson’s life, career, and infamous 1995 murder trial have become a microcosm of the larger racial issues that plague the country. While Simpson himself has been out of the spotlight for many years, he has remained culturally significant by continuing to represent the country's racial divisions, a role that has only been perpetuated by the media’s voracious appetite for 'The Juice’s' narrative.

Reverends Irene Monroe and Emmett Price joined Boston Public Radio Monday for another edition of All Revved Up to talk about Simpson's release and his legacy.

Many have speculated about what Simpson will do now that he has been released. Price, though, believes that we should let Simpson fade away and stop looking to him for racial context.  

“I think we have moved past OJ,” he said. “I think it is one of these situations where he has done his time, let’s let him get on with his life.”

Monroe, on the other hand, said that we should continue to look at Simpson's life as a cautionary tale.

“[Simpson] really is a metaphor for America. We try to move too soon, too quickly, to a post-racial America where OJ said, ‘I’m not Black, I’m OJ.’ I think the cautionary tale is what happens when white America chooses what they consider to be 'safe African Americans,' and we saw that with Bill Cosby.”

Price pointed to groups like Black Lives Matters, saying that these organizations and people like Colin Kaepernick have moved us beyond the post-racial narrative that OJ and the media helped to push.

“Without media intervention, this would not have even been a story,” he said.

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