Why black people understand Rachel Jeantel -- and white people don't

globalgrind.com Published: June 28, 2013

The News and Politics Editor at GlobalGrind.com shares an essay about Rachel Jeantel and the George Zimmerman trial.

If ever I thought myself objective and unbiased, the George Zimmerman trial is definitely not that moment, reports Christina Coleman.

So let's cut to the chase. 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.

But maybe the reason white people don't understand Rachel Jeantel has something more to do with white privilege than, what they would call, Rachel's capricious nature.

See this story on globalgrind.com

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