Author Topic: 'I never quit!' One year on from her public humiliation during George Zimmerman's trial, how Trayvon witness Rachel Jeantel has turned her life around by graduating from high school  (Read 545 times)

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Offline flowers

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2691611/I-never-quit-One-year-public-humiliation-George-Zimmermans-trial-Trayvon-Martin-witness-Rachel-Jeantel-turned-life-around.html

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    Jeantel quickly became a target for public ridicule after she was outed as illiterate on national TV during last year's Zimmerman trial
    Since then she has worked hard to turn her life around and she has kept a promise she made to Trayvon to graduate high school
    At the time of last June's trial, Jeantel had a fourth-grade reading level
    Her attorney set up a network of people to help her with her schooling
    Jeantel now plans to go to college and wants to be a fashion designer


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I wish her luck, and I really mean it.  Maybe something good can come from that whole tragedy. 
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I wish her luck, and I really mean it.  Maybe something good can come from that whole tragedy.

You're right in feeling that way. I wish I could be as charitable.


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Good!

She got a sharp smack on the nose and decided to take life seriously. I'm impressed.
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Offline Sarge

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I think a better way of putting this, is that something good came out of this whole situation.

Good on her for graduating high school! 
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I make no pretense in this forum about where I stand on ethnic/racial issues, but all I can say regarding Ms. Jeantel is, "good for you!".

If she is honestly trying to improve herself, why stand in her way?

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yah??  Lemme see her read cursive writing.....

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I make no pretense in this forum about where I stand on ethnic/racial issues, but all I can say regarding Ms. Jeantel is, "good for you!".

If she is honestly trying to improve herself, why stand in her way?

While it is nice to see someone try to rebuild her life, how far have we fallen that praise for something that was a given not too long ago.
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She claimed to write a letter that she couldn't even read.

In most rational jurisdictions, that would be a solid case for perjury.
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