O.J. SIMPSON TRIAL RACIAL MAKE UP IN AMERICA 12% BLACK ? Final Jury Composition Selection of the Jury The Jury Questionaire Final Jury Composition The Jury By Race: 9 Blacks, 1 Hispanics, 2 Whites The racial composition of the jury was strongly influenced by the decision of the prosecution to file the Simpson case in downtown Los Angeles rather than--as is usually the case-- in the judicial district where the crime occurred-- in this case, Santa Monica. Had the case be filed in Santa Monica, the Simpson jury would have been mostly white instead of, as was the case, mostly African-American. With poll data showing that most whites believed Simpson to be guilty and most blacks believing him to be not guilty, the decision to file the case in Santa Monica may have been the biggest mistake the prosecution made.