Urban/Global Politics

On Rachel Jeantel’s Use of the Word “Cracker”

A few things come to mind re: the recent fallout from George Zimmerman murder trial witness Rachel Jeantel’s use of the word “cracker.” Jeantel, clearly not comfortable in the courtroom scenario, seemed caught up in multiple emotions: sadness over the death of her friend, Trayvon Martin; guilt over not having attended his funeral; annoyance over […]

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