Sharpton Asks: Does Trayvon Using The ‘N-Word’ Cancel Out His Use Of The ‘C-Word’ (‘Creepy-A** Cracker’)?
After Trayvon Martin‘s friend and witness for the prosecution Rachel Jeantel wrapped up her two days of testimony in the George Zimmerman murder trial, Al Sharpton and his two guests examined how she might help or hurt the State of Florida’s case. Noting that, according to Jeantel, Martin used both the “n-word” and the term “creepy-ass cracker” to describe Zimmerman, Sharpton wondered, “does one cancel or balance the other?”
“I think the defense is really trying to attack this young lady, this teenager,” criminal defense attorney Billy Martin told Sharpton, “and I think it will balance out.” Beyond the “racial slurs,” Martin said, “the key word that I think she said–she was consistent was with–is ‘this creepy guy is following me.'”
Sharpton suggested that the prosecution might call Trayvon Martin’s mother to the stand to help explain “the language these kids used, the n-word, the c-word.”
Former federal prosecutor Kendall Coffey agreed that that could be a good idea, to show that “it had nothing to do with racial attitudes. It’s teenagers with all the talk they use and some of the slang they use.”
Going back to the fact that Trayvon evidently used both the “c-word” and the “n-word” to describe Zimmerman, Sharpton suggested, “It’s kind of hard to say he was being racial when he used the term that is negative toward his own race as well as toward another race.”
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