RACHEL JEANTEL ON HOW TO SAY THE N-WORD CORRECTLY: CNN PIERS MORGAN GOT COACHING FROM RACHEL JEANTEL ON THE REAL MEANING OF THE ‘N’ WORD, AND HOW IT’S EVEN APPLICABLE TO A CHINESE MALE

Reuters

(MEDIAITE) — In the third part of Piers Morgan‘s extensive, exclusive interview with Trayvon Martin‘s friend Rachel Jeantel about her testimony in the George Zimmerman trial, the host asked his guest if there was anything she wished she’d said on the stand. Jeantel answered with one word: “Nigga.”

Jeantel explained to Morgan that “the whole world say it’s a racist word” but the version of the word that she testified Martin had used in reference to Zimmerman, spelled “n-i-g-g-a” doesn’t mean what most people think it means. It doesn’t mean a “black male” as Morgan assumed, she said, but rather any kind of man, including “Chinese” for example. Morgan helpfully pointed out that that’s the version rappers use in their music.

“But nigger,” Jeantel said, stressing the “-er.,” is a “racist word.” She said “I’d advise you not to be by black people” when you say that word, Jeantel explained, “because they’re not going to have it like that.” And this is not just in her community as Morgan posited but in the entire “generation.”

Jeantel was clearly attempting to illuminate a conundrum that has plagued media coverage of race, not just during the Zimmerman trial but for decades, begging the question, does America need another CNN special on the “n-word?”

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2 thoughts on “RACHEL JEANTEL ON HOW TO SAY THE N-WORD CORRECTLY: CNN PIERS MORGAN GOT COACHING FROM RACHEL JEANTEL ON THE REAL MEANING OF THE ‘N’ WORD, AND HOW IT’S EVEN APPLICABLE TO A CHINESE MALE

  1. The infamous “N-word”, is in fact: Niggard. Look it up, it is made of cast pig iron, and placed on wharfs where large ships tie off heavy rope lines to moor. Slap a niggard with your hand, and your hand will hurt terribly, because the niggard is solid.
    The newly transported slaves were called niggards because they were considered as “dense” or nothing penetrated their heads. What the stupid slave handlers never understood was that the slaves weren’t stupid, they only spoke a different language, and in all probability were deathly afraid of the new surroundings and the crazed people poking and prodding them. The slave handlers also got mad when the slaves would not move fast enough, so the slave handlers would yell louder. The slaves were not deaf. They only spoke a different language.
    In the accent of the day, the “d” in niggard, was silent. As more educated people heard the word and spelled it, the London accent gave silence to the “r”.
    That’s it. Now you know the actual meaning and usage.

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