CNN’s Piers Morgan Interviews Trayvon Witness Rachel Jeantel … She Explains Difference Between ‘N*gga’ And ‘N*gger’ … Oh My Dear God!
Oh Dear God, this was the prosecutions star witness? Really? This is what the prosecution hoped would be the witness that put them over the top, Rachel Jeantel? It was painful enough listening to her testify during the trial and then being dismantled by the defense. Now this riveting interview (video). What was comical is that in this interview Rachel Jeantel admitted that Trayvon Martin did weed, twice a week. So a 17 year old was doing illegal drugs. Hmm. But nothing tops Rachel Jeantel commentary on the difference between “N*gga” and “N*gger”.
In the second part of his interview with Jeantel, Morgan turned to the “creepy-ass cracker” comment she made and the major impact it had on the tenor of the case. She explained that the term is actually spelled “cracka” and defined it as “people who are acting like they’re police.” She said that if Zimmerman had calmly approached Martin and introduced himself, her friend would have politely said what he was doing there and nothing more would have happened.
Jeantel explained to Morgan that “the whole world say it’s a racist word” but the version of the word that she testified Martin had used in reference to Zimmerman, spelled “n-i-g-g-a” doesn’t mean what most people think it means. It doesn’t mean a “black male” as Morgan assumed, she said, but rather any kind of man, including “Chinese” for example. Morgan helpfully pointed out that that’s the version rappers use in their music.
“But nig@er,” Jeantel said, stressing the “-er.,” is a “racist word.” She said “I’d advise you not to be by black people” when you say that word, Jeantel explained, “because they’re not going to have it like that.” And this is not just in her community as Morgan posited but in the entire “generation.”
Sorry, I have to borrow a line from the movie ‘Billy Madison’ when the Principal says to Billy after his answer in the industrial revolution. I have added Rachel Jeantel’s name for affect … Rachel Jeantel, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.