Rachel Jeantel is just the gift that won't stop running its mouth. Even after the trial of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin, Jeantel just keeps on proving that the jury reached the right decision.
Her latest foray into momentary celebrity came on Piers Morgan's talk show at CNN. Despite Morgan's best efforts to save her, Jeantel basically put the lie to the prosecution's entire case that the killing was about racism and instead brought up a live-wire issue no one wants to touch: Martin started a fight with Zimmerman because he was afraid that Zimmerman was a gay rapist.
It's a double whammy for people who think Martin was just a kid out for Skittles and soda who was jumped on by a "creepy ass cracka."
Not only did Martin start the fight, according to Jeantel, but he started it because of homophobia.
Here's the exchange about Zimmerman being a gay rapist:
MORGAN: You felt that there was no doubt in your mind from what Trayvon was telling you on the phone about the creepy ass cracka and so on, that he absolutely believed that George Zimmerman, this man, you didn't know who he was at the time, but this man, was pursuing him?
MORGAN: And he was freaked out by it?
JEANTEL: Yes. Definitely after I say may be a rapist, for every boy, for every man, every -- who's not that kind of way, seeing a grown man following them, would they be creep out? ... And people need to understand, he didn't want that creepy ass cracker going to his father or girlfriend's house to go get -- mind you, his little brother was there. You know -- now, mind you, I told you -- I told Trayvon it might have been a rapist."
It takes some translation since Jeantel barely speaks English, but "for every boy, for every man, every -- who's not that kind of way" seems to mean "who's not gay." Why else would a man be afraid of a rapist? She also notes concern about the little brother.
So it was homophobia, not race, because according to Jeantel, terms like "n*gga" and "creepy ass cracka" are not racist, the former just meaning "male" and the latter meaning "police."
She also told Morgan that Zimmerman and the jury (and presumably you and I) don't understand that in her neighborhood, smashing someone's head into concrete isn't an attempt to kill, it's just -- just -- a beating:
"They don’t understand, they understand, ‘Oh, he would just bash, or was kill.’ When somebody bash somebody, like, Blood people, trust me, in the area I live, that’s not bashing. That’s just called 'whup-ass.' You just got your ass whupped. That’s what it is."
Even Morgan's audience seemed stunned as the camera caught an audience member with her jaw dropped in apparent shock.
In Jeantel and Martin's world, apparently, if you're just getting a "whupping," you're supposed to sit and take it, not defend yourself. And you certainly aren't supposed to think that your life is in danger, even as some six-foot thug slams your skull repeatedly into cement.
So, if we accept Jeantel's philosophy, there's a clear message for all the liberals and criminals whining about the Zimmerman verdict:
Zimmerman's defense just "whupped" you in court. Shut up and take it.