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June 28th, 2013
09:05 PM ET

Zimmerman witness on trial? Rachel Jeantel criticized for language and attitude

Rachel Jeantel - the star witness in the murder trial of George Zimmerman has found herself at the center of discussion about the language and attitudes of black youths after her testimony this week.

Christina Coleman from Global Grind wrote in an Op-ed that blacks understand and can relate to Jeantel but quote:

Any attorney, jury member, judge or white person in that courtroom is not going to understand Rachel Jeantel. And I don't expect them to... She's hard. She's black. And your assumptions about her background and lack of education make you feel like you are better, somehow.

But is that really fair to say?

OutFront Tonight: Columbia University professor Marc Lamont Hill, CNN Contributor Reihan Salam and Jennifer Oliver O'Connell, writer for 'communities' at the Washington Times."


Filed under: Trayvon Martin • Zimmerman Case
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