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Rachel Jeantel Honors Trayvon Martin, Graduates High School

Court Learns Rachel Jeantel Cant Read 'Her Own' letter

Rachel Jeantel, who is well remembered as a “close friend” of Trayvon Martin, kept her promise to him and on Friday, just a few short miles from where the slain teenager is buried: Jeantel graduated high school.

Jeantel spoke to Martin on the phone in February 2012, just before he was shot by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman on patrol in a gated community in Sanford, Florida.

Zimmerman has always maintained that he shot Trayvon Martin in self-defense while the two men fought. Zimmerman was found not guilty by a jury last July. Rachel Jeantel was a key witness in the case, but at the time received more media attention for the way she spoke, and the things she said, than anything else.

Born to immigrant parents, Jeantel is multilingual, speaking Haitian Creole, Spanish and English. Although, during the trial, the jurors, and just about everyone in the courtroom, had a hard time understanding what she was saying.

Defense Attorney Don West even mocked Rachel Jeantel, asking her: “Are you claiming in any way that you don’t understand English?” she paused and gave him a stare, then replied: “I don’t understand you. I do understand English.”

Unfortunately the public, mainly via social media, were anything but kind to Jeantel, as Miami defense and civil rights attorney Rod Vereen said, “They called her everything except the child of God. Of course she was frustrated. It was like stepping into an arena, and you don’t know the rules.”

Veeren went on to speak about how challenging it was to help Rachel Jeantel to graduate high school. “When they say it takes a village to raise a child, this is what has happened here. Getting her down that aisle has not been an easy task. Rachel is just like any other teenager. They want to buck the system sometimes, and you just can’t let them buck the system,” he said.

Clearly thrilled that she kept her promise to Martin, Rachel Jeantel spoke confidently about her graduation: “I did it. The witness who didn’t know how to speak English knows how to speak English through the 12th grade now. I never quit.”

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29 Responses to “Rachel Jeantel Honors Trayvon Martin, Graduates High School”

  1. Sonny B Sullivan III

    Man I really wish the TRUTH about the poor little God fearing Angel that everyone of his teachers judged him so unfairly and Bla! Bla! Bla!….just stand up as a RIGHTOUS BLACK AMERICAN that PEOPLE couldn't help but to RESPECT and TELL THE TRUTH on what THIS KID WAS LIKE and that baby photo was a time long gone by the time of his misfortune……..NO less when things go the other way around.

  2. Cicada Thirty-Three

    What a load of third-world socialist b.s. this article is. If Obama could write an article, this would be it.

  3. Cleopatra Jackson

    Also present were Jeantels' three children, ages 5,4 and 6 months.

  4. Susan L Brown

    What does any of that have to do with Rachel?

  5. Terry DeCarlo

    ]>>>>>>>>>GUESS WHAT????????????????????? the media etc etc etc were too afraid to say and be called RACIST? Trayvon was a homophobic gay basher who thought Georger Zimmerman was gay. DUH. º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤°º°”°º×»-(¯`(¯`'•.¸(¯`'•.¸¸,º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤°º°”°º×»-(¯`(¯`'•.¸(¯`'•.¸¸(¯`'•.¸(¯`'•.¸¸(¯`'•.¸(¯`'•.¸¸…..

    JEANTEL: Yes. PIERS MORGAN: And he was freaked out by it? JEANTEL: Yes. Definitely after I say may be a r@pist, 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? JEANTEL: 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. º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤°º°”°º×»-(¯`(¯`'•.¸ (¯`'•.¸¸,º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤°º°”°º×»- (¯`(¯`'•.¸(¯`'•.¸¸(¯`'•.¸(¯`'•.¸¸(¯`'•.¸(¯`'•.¸¸…..

    >>>>>NOTE: Jeantel (aka Diamond Eugene ET AL) is the heavy-set black gal (Trayvon’s BFF) that took the stand…º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤°º°”°º×»-(¯`(¯`'•.¸(¯`'•.¸¸,º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤°º°”°º×»-(¯`(¯`'•.¸(¯`'•.¸¸(¯`'•.¸(¯`'•.¸¸(¯`'•.¸(¯`'•.¸¸…..

    PER URBANDICTIONARY .COM: A$$ CRACKER-ONE WHO ENGAGES IN AN*L S#X.

    ]>>>>>>>>>GUESS WHAT????????????????????? the media etc etc etc were too afraid to say and be called RACIST? Trayvon was a homophobic gay basher who thought George Zimmerman was gay. DUH. DUH. DUH. º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤°º°”°º×»-(¯`(¯`'•.¸(¯`'•.¸¸,º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤°º°”°º×»-(¯`(¯`'•.¸(¯`'•.¸¸(¯`'•.¸(¯`'•.¸¸(¯`'•.¸(¯`'•.¸¸…..

  6. John Garrett

    They must have "given" her a high school degree because no way did she "earn" it. For those of you who think so what or BFD, well it is a big freaking deal because it trivializes YOUR accomplishments. Just as inflation devalues your money, giving degrees away to people who haven't earned them devalues your degrees or your accomplishments. What if you were in competition for a job with someone like Rachel and on paper you both have the same education level. Plus she has the advantage of being female and black.

  7. Anonymous

    So if thug boy wasn't shot, Precious would have stayed a hood rat?

  8. Skip Baltar

    So, the race baiting stories this week are slow and the push for guns is on again after yet another left wing progressive went and killed a bunch of people…..Am I the only one that sees this connection?

  9. Charlie Willock

    No one can call her stupid now that she has graduated from high school at age 20 and is illiterate in three languages.

  10. Anonymous

    thats what im saying! every killing spree in the USA since the liar in chief was elected are all mentally ill self proclaimed democrats!

  11. Sonny B Sullivan III

    because her GREAT GREAT GREAT African Grand PAPPY was selling the real stupid men & boys to the guy with the wade of cash and A case of 40's

  12. Sonny B Sullivan III

    go back to sleep and catch some MORE moon beams

  13. Janice Williams

    SS, you live in a closed minded world unable to see beyond your small frame of reference and your sarcasm is offensive. Waste. Godspeed.

  14. Susan L Brown

    Sonny B Sullivan III A classic defender of sociopathic George Zimmerman. Look at you -a middleaged troll.

  15. Sonny B Sullivan III

    HERE's another one speaking in …."CODE" , folks earn the respect you all (as I DO ) expect and STAND UP and TELL the TRUTH of the GANG-BANGER WANT 'a BE… and living the LIFE as "THE BAD BOY". All this 'DODGING the TRUTH has for has NOT helped this 'RACIAL B-S'.

  16. Sonny B Sullivan III

    When 'THE BAD BOY' want ''a BE…..went for HIS MUNCHIES at that little store why can't we see how he was 'DOING his 'Tang…they do have surveillance tapes so they can send out to HOLLEYWOOD and show all the little ANGELS buying -pops and little cigars for 'BLUNETS because studying at the MONESTAIRY is so stress full…….catch 'my drift' ?

  17. Sonny B Sullivan III

    Thanks ,it's NICE to have YOU DROP the ,"MISS GOODIE 1 SHOE; NOW IF YOU"D PURK OUT THE TRUTH about "ANGEL BOY…..

  18. David Siepel

    "graduated" yeah right, lets ignore the fact, she was 20 YEARS OLD. But i forgot at how "Well educated" she was according to the media

    "Getting her down that aisle has not been an easy task."–no shit, how much butter did it take?

    "Rachel is just like any other teenager." yeah, except she's 20