Dudes and dudettes…there’s so much fun out there today when it comes to what the brilliant, shining star Rachel Jeantel had to say, I just don’t know where to start…but start I will. See what you think about her mutterings…along with some of the other participants that take part in this brouhaha.
We’ll start off with a short piece featuring Not-so-Sharp and Rachel. You can read it in full here:
The “star witness” for the prosecution in the trial of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin, Rachel Jeantel, sat down for a wide-ranging interview with MSNBC host Al Sharpton. The full interview will air on his program, Politics Nation, on Wednesday night. Clips of the interview featured on MSNBC on Tuesday morning show that Jeantel revealed her thoughts on Zimmerman attorney Don West.
“I’m a teenager,” Jeantel told Sharpton. “Don — how did a jury think of African-American teenager? They supposed to be cussing. I didn’t even curse to Don.”
“I didn’t show him a lot of respect,” she conceded, “because he was acting childish. He was asking re – ridiculous questions.”
“But I kept my ground,” Jeantel declared. “I stand strong. I never cursed.”
Watch the clip below via MSNBC:
Now, here’s Jeantel saying she believesTrayvon hit first, you can watch her by clicking on this link highlighted!:
Here’s a write-up about what she says above, this is really good: Rachel Jeantel: ‘Trayvon Hit First.’ Wait, What?
And here we have Jeantel’s opinion about El Rushbo regarding what he had to say on his radio show the other day among other things, you can read this in full here:
Trayvon Martin‘s friend and witness for the prosecution in the George Zimmerman trial Rachel Jeantel got an opportunity to respond directly to Rush Limbaugh during an extended interview with Marc Lamont Hill on HuffPost Live Wednesday morning. Despite Limbaugh’s insistence that he now his Jeantel’s permission to say “nigga” with an “a,” Jeantel said the conservative radio host’s comments did “feel racist” to her.
In her first major interview since the Zimmerman trial ended, Jeantel explained to Piers Morgan Monday night the difference between “nigger” with an “-er,” which she said is a “racist” word and “nigga” with an “a,” which she said in her generation means just means any “male.” Tuesday, Limbaugh used Jeantel’s explanation as an excuse to use the “non-racist” version of the word on his radio show, saying, “I think can [say it] now, isn’t that the point? Because it’s not racist.”
HuffPost Live’s Hill played the Limbaugh clip for Jeantel and asked her to respond. When he first asked her if she knew who Limbaugh is, Jeantel replied, “No, who’s that?” After listening to the clip, she said, “When you say it out loud in person in front of people, that’s disrespectful,” she said, adding, “It is racist for an adult.”
Hill attempted to get some clarification from Jeantel, asking, “Does it matter whether the adult is black or white?”
“Yes!” Jeantel replied, with little hesitation.
“When you heard Rush Limbaugh say it just then, did it feel racist to you?” Hill asked.
“Well, yes,” Jeantel said. “But I can’t judge him.”
“It felt racist to me too,” Hill responded.
Watch video below, via HuffPost Live:
And, in case you missed it, watch the original Limbaugh clip below, you can also read about it here:
This has to be the cherry on top…I kid you not!
Rachel Jeantel defended her testimony this week during an interview with a local news outlet. Jeantel says her “tonsils” make her talk funny. She insisted that she is well educated,
“I am educated. Trust me, I have a 3.0 I’m good.” – You can read the report in full here.
Toss in your shots…Fire Away – Inquiring Minds Want to Know!