Rachel Jeantel Speaks English Well to me…and she’s pretty too!

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I’ve watched clips of Rachel Jeantel on the stand. If you’re unfamiliar with who Jeantel is, she is a key witness in the Trayvon Martin trial. She was the last one to speak to Martin before he was gunned down. There has been a lot of hostility toward this woman. She was referred to as “Precious,” by Frank Taafe, a supporter of George Zimmerman, on national news. She has been criticized by Black and white media and blogs as being “low-class, ignorant.” There was an article on one popular “Black women Empowerment,” blog that held her up as an example of everything that Black women should not be…”don’t be a Rachel Jeantel,” the article said.

After hearing all of this, I was expecting for her to be yelling, cursing, banging on tables and acting completely like a fool on the stand. However, when I watched the clips of her speaking, she…

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