A Howard Grad who writes articles for Global Grind refuses to focus on how poor of a witness Jeantel was. No. Instead, she’d rather use the race card. She blames white privilege as the reason we don’t understand her.
The author makes a couple of points that make no sense at all! She says there is a "language barrier". Ummm, last I cheked English was the official language of the United States. They say we don’t understand where she comes from. You mean we can’t understand people from Florida?
The author is missing the big picture. Who cares if the witness can read or not or has an attitude or not. What matters is how credible her story is. It isn’t.
Rachel was raw, emotional, aggressive and hostile, and she was unapologetically herself.
And if the 5 white jurors (excluding the 1 Latina) are like most white people I know, they are unfortunately not going to like Rachel. They won’t understand her, especially not her defensive nature, and this will unfortunately work against her. Even though it shouldn’t.
I can imagine George Zimmerman’s defense is just hoping some of those 5 white jurors have some prejudices (as most people do), or hell, are even racist, because if they are, their tactic to make Rachel out to be less intelligent, rather than less credible than she actually is, might actually work.
Less intelligent and more confused.
Less intelligent because of the "language barrier" and more confused because of the lawyers’ failure to understand who Rachel is, where she comes from, what kind of life she lives.