Rachel Jeantel Says "Nigga" is Not a Racist Term, Feared George Zimmerman Was Gay Rapist

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Rachel Jeantel, whose testimony was likely the most talked about part of the George Zimmerman trial, gave an interview Monday with Piers Morgan.

In the lengthy sitdown, Trayvon Martin's friend reiterated that Zimmerman, who she says Martin called a “creepy ass cracker,” was pursuing Trayvon.

Not only that, she and he both worried he was a rapist.

Rachel Jeantel's uncomfortable testimony added to the racial dimension of the Zimmerman trial, and last night, she made more headlines in that regard.

Namely by saying “nigga” isn’t a racist term.

The controversial George Zimmerman verdict - not guilty on all counts - was not just the result of her slang-filled testimony, but she didn't help prosecutors.

When she wasn't borderline incomprehensible, she was inconsistent.

Morgan asked his guest, “Is there’s anything you wished you said?"

“Nigga,” Jeantel said. “The whole world say it’s a racist word."

What’s that mean to you? Morgan asked her.

“That mean a male,” Jeantel responded, “any kind of male. Any kind. Chinese can say nigga. That’s my Chino, nigga. They can say that.”

“But nigger,” she added, stressing the pronunciation of the last two letters, “I’ll advise you not to use that… because that’s a racist word.”

The “er” also played a role in another racially loaded word, “cracker,” which is often used to refer to whites, and which caused a stir at trial.

Asked Morgan: “How do you spell it first of all.. there’s no ‘er,’ right?”

Jeantel: "No. It’s an ‘a’ at the end."

Morgan: “C-R-A-C-K-A?”

She agreed.

The origins of cracker are unclear, but some observers argued that Martin's use of the word proved that he, not Zimmerman, was the racist one.

That's likely a stretch, but Zimmerman's defense argued that race was not a factor in the case, something his brother Robert Zimmerman Jr. stresses.

Do you agree?

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You DON'T want Obama in "all this". Are you kidding? He is causing more and more division in this country. Just like his comment that if he'd had a son, he would have looked like Martin. No. The oh so wonderful, amazing, turn-this-country around as I am God, president needs to stay COMPLETELY OUT OF IT!

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@ Sharon

And if he had an adopted son, or one from a previous marriage, it could be George Zimmerman.

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@ Sharon

That was my back door way of saying that his race baiting ass had something to say "If I had a son" but now that it's turned sideways he is AWOL. He should be apologizing to Zimmerman after the Obama media did there best to conflict this man for over a year.

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@ Turn+the+page

I don't think the Dems will have to worry about the Zimmermans voting Democrat anymore. Or their friends and other supporters following the case.

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@ Sharon

Amen!!

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Yes folks..this woman is the future of our country. Obviously she was coached and Piers Morgan helped her look like a female thug all cleaned up for a TV show. Cracker not racist? Right...and water is not wet. All she did for me is paint a portrait of black youth and that same mindset is where the white youth is migrating towards. AG Holder gets up today and talks about the stand your ground law- a law that never was a part of the case. 91% of blacks killed are killed by other blacks but all the attention was on this case. The KKK are not killing blacks! The bigotry is unbelievable. Where is Obama in all this.