Rachel Jeantel testimony reveals racial rift

The nation's media remain focused on the George Zimmerman trail, making Rachel Jeantel suddenly a public icon. Criticisms of her communications difficulties and problematic attitudes have sparked a heated backlash from liberal defenders, claiming racism is at the root of disapproval.  A pair of essays in The Global Grind, "What White People Don't Understand About Rachel Jeantel," and "Why Black People Understand Rachel Jeantel," essentially made the case that a separate black culture cannot be understood by white people, making them - you guessed it - racist. Such as: The thing is, what white people see in Rachel has little to do about her own issues, and more to say about the America that white people are blind to. instead of trying to understand her, people are reducing the miscommunication to semantics, what they call her broken "Kings English," and her anger. It's just that your world and our world are...excuse the cliche...worlds apart. And that, my friends, was never...(Read Full Post)