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Trayvon Martin friend Rachel Jeantel, who was humiliated during Zimmerman trial, turns life around
The New York Daily News ^ | July 14, 2014 | David Boroff

Posted on 07/14/2014 8:31:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

One year after being outed as illiterate in the trial, Jeantel is a changed woman after graduating from high school. She hopes to get a college degree, too.

She did it for Trayvon.

One year after being outed as illiterate in the George Zimmerman murder trial, Trayvon Martin's friend Rachel Jeantel is a changed woman after graduating from high school.

Jeantel underwent seven hours of tutoring a day after her reading skills were ridiculed when she testified during the Florida trial last year at age 19. At the time, she had a fourth-grade reading level.

"Very, very, very tough," she told ABC News of the tutoring. "That's what I needed."

With the help of friend and lawyer Rod Vereen, who arranged the tutoring, she hopes to graduate college one day.

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)

“I kept my word to Trayvon that I would do this," Jeantel told CNN, through Vereen.

She also had harsh words for Zimmerman, who was acquitted after he admitted to gunning down Martin in February of 2012.

"To me, you’re not a man," she told CNN. "George Zimmerman’s not a man. That’s still a little boy with a grown body."


TOPICS: Education; Government; Local News; Society
KEYWORDS: florida; racheljeantel; trayvon; zimmerman
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She was a "featured guest" on ABC's This Week yesterday. No, I'm not kidding.
1 posted on 07/14/2014 8:31:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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“Turns Life Around”??

Can she read cursive now?


2 posted on 07/14/2014 8:31:53 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Aspiring rapper?


3 posted on 07/14/2014 8:32:17 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Humiliation = Making someone learn.....

No wonder our schools went to hell when they stopped spanking in school....


4 posted on 07/14/2014 8:34:59 PM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rachel has a grown body too.


5 posted on 07/14/2014 8:35:40 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She gonna b a brane sergon to all dem craxy wite crakers?


6 posted on 07/14/2014 8:35:50 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is anyone glad that she buckled down and attempted to make something of herself? Or is that not allowed in conservative thought?


7 posted on 07/14/2014 8:36:42 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

George Zimmerman’s not a man. That’s still a little boy with a grown body.” <<..HUH?


8 posted on 07/14/2014 8:37:00 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cute, if you like that type.


9 posted on 07/14/2014 8:37:03 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Personally, I hope she has turned her life around and will become a productive member of society. A doer instead of a taker.
But if truth were known, I really doubt it.
10 posted on 07/14/2014 8:37:35 PM PDT by Tupelo (I am feeling more like Phillip Nolan by the day.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“To me, you’re not a man,” she told CNN. “George Zimmerman’s not a man. That’s still a little boy with a grown body.”

Yes, a real man would have let Trayvon beat him to death. The sad thing is morons like this can vote.


11 posted on 07/14/2014 8:37:48 PM PDT by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hope it’s all true but I’m not convinced of the great transformation.


12 posted on 07/14/2014 8:37:58 PM PDT by Williams
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To: hoagy62

Is anyone glad that she buckled down and attempted to make something of herself? Or is that not allowed in conservative thought?


I certainly am.


13 posted on 07/14/2014 8:39:50 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She wouldn’t have been “humiliated” if she had kept her mouth shut and just nodded or shook her head when asked a question.


14 posted on 07/14/2014 8:40:12 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good job Rachel. Keep it up.


15 posted on 07/14/2014 8:40:17 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good for her.


16 posted on 07/14/2014 8:41:11 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"To me, you’re not a man," she told CNN. "George Zimmerman’s not a man. That’s still a little boy with a grown body."

That suggests she has not turned her life around at all.

17 posted on 07/14/2014 8:41:33 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: hoagy62
Call me a cynic, but I don't believe a damn word she says.
18 posted on 07/14/2014 8:42:50 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Asperges me, Domine, hyssopo et mundabor, Lavabis me, et super nivem dealbabor.)
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To: hoagy62

My personal opinion is that she lied during the trial and is lying now. Time will tell whether she has actually “turned her life around”. I won’t be holding my breath waiting for that to happen.


19 posted on 07/14/2014 8:44:49 PM PDT by House Atreides (ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN FOR CHILDERS 2014 .... Don't reward bad GOPe behavior.)
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To: hoagy62

If she’s still in Treyvon’s corner, it doesn’t look like she learned very much.


20 posted on 07/14/2014 8:44:55 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Trayvon Martin is the Horst Wessel of the 21st century. This thug wannabe is a Liberal cultural icon. Just as the violent thug Horst Wessel was a thug and became a Nazi cultural icon.

In a way I blame myself for not putting a Trayvon Martin Lied song on youtube. Afterall, such an important cultural icon such as Trayvon Martin deserves a song that is worthy of him. /sarc

21 posted on 07/14/2014 8:45:00 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It just is not fair.

Jeantel is able to move on with her life, get great media attention, go to college and George Zimmerman has been destroyed to the point of being broke and homeless and millions of dollars in debt.


22 posted on 07/14/2014 8:45:06 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Teasing Trayvon about not being a “man” is what got him killed.


23 posted on 07/14/2014 8:45:22 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: hoagy62

Is anyone glad that she buckled down and attempted to make something of herself? Or is that not allowed in conservative thought?


My good wishes to her. May she have actually changed for the better.


24 posted on 07/14/2014 8:45:44 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

I tend to agree with you. Only time will tell the truth. She comes off like some of the young people in my extended family, I don’t believe a word they say. I wait to see their actions.


25 posted on 07/14/2014 8:46:44 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Lord, forgive us our sins and bring us to everlasting life.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hopefully her makeover includes loosing about 200 pounds.


26 posted on 07/14/2014 8:48:02 PM PDT by upchuck (The country is being billed for its own execution. ~ h/t: SpaceBar)
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To: hoagy62
Is anyone glad that she buckled down and attempted to make something of herself?

Knowledge is not the equivalent of wisdom.

She may have been tutored so that she can read somewhat better than previously, but the fact that she still believes Mr. Zimmerman was not a man because he did not allow himself to be killed but rather killed his attacker instead states volumes.

My guess is that she is destined at best to achieve her lofty goal of reading finally how to properly pronounce: "Would you like fries with that?"

Then again, she might sink down even lower and become a screaming liberal democrat politician like Mrs. S. Lee, a race-baiting hustler like Jackson or Sharpton, or even a community organizer like the won (Barky).

Time will tell.

27 posted on 07/14/2014 8:49:07 PM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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Is anyone glad that she buckled down and attempted to make something of herself?

Why are you accepting the narrative?

No doubt she received extensive tutoring paid for by the Left because she was being criticized for promoting the thug black lifestyle and that was making the Left look bad.

Now she can graduate from mopping floors to running the fry machine.

28 posted on 07/14/2014 8:49:32 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: hoagy62
Of course we want her to turn her life around and make something of herself. But in cases like this, many of us are from Missouri...show us.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

29 posted on 07/14/2014 8:50:45 PM PDT by wku man (Veterans, it's up to us to save the Republic...let's roll.)
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To: hoagy62

“Is anyone glad that she buckled down and attempted to make something of herself? Or is that not allowed in conservative thought?”

Looks like she has had everything given to her for free including all those hours of tutoring and you can bet she gets a free college scholarship.

That is not the way Conservatives make something of themselves. Conservatives work for what they have and never take handouts from the government.

She is a taker and will likely always be a taker. Not only that, but she has destroyed George Zimmerman and continues her vendetta against George.


30 posted on 07/14/2014 8:51:57 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bulls hit!


32 posted on 07/14/2014 8:55:31 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"To me, you’re not a man. George Zimmerman’s not a man. That’s still a little boy with a grown body."

You can cure illiteracy, but it seems to be much more difficult to cure endemic stupidity.

33 posted on 07/14/2014 8:56:28 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: GeronL
jumps 8 grades in reading comprehension in 1 year ?
34 posted on 07/14/2014 8:56:55 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obama ----> Fredo smart)
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really bad social promotion after she got old enough to drink


35 posted on 07/14/2014 8:58:05 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There are a great many imbeciles who manage to read with reasonable facility; just look at congress.

Who knows, perhaps there’s a political career in her future.


36 posted on 07/14/2014 8:59:40 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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Is anyone glad that she buckled down and attempted to make something of herself? Or is that not allowed in conservative thought?
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Thanks for that.
I felt nothing but pity for this girl on the witness stand.
There but for the grace of God go I.


37 posted on 07/14/2014 8:59:43 PM PDT by bramps (Go West America!)
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To: stylin19a

She went from retarted Ebonics to Hooked on Phonics.


38 posted on 07/14/2014 9:00:28 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: hoagy62

Is anyone glad that she buckled down and attempted to make something of herself? Or is that not allowed in conservative thought?
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I was under the impression that this was a Christian, conservative site.
Sure wouldn’t know it from this thread.


39 posted on 07/14/2014 9:04:02 PM PDT by bramps (Go West America!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ll accept the narrative if she promises to go away . . .


40 posted on 07/14/2014 9:05:57 PM PDT by BraveMan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good for her. I hope it sticks.


41 posted on 07/14/2014 9:08:00 PM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (Settled science.)
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~”To me, you’re not a man,” she told CNN. “George Zimmerman’s not a man. That’s still a little boy with a grown body.”

That suggests she has not turned her life around at all~

She is yet to learn a word “retarded”.


42 posted on 07/14/2014 9:08:00 PM PDT by wetphoenix
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~There are a great many imbeciles who manage to read with reasonable facility; just look at congress.

Who knows, perhaps there’s a political career in her future.~

True. Sandra Fluke is not low-class enough to perform well in certain circles. Replacement needed.


43 posted on 07/14/2014 9:10:32 PM PDT by wetphoenix
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There's no way she was tutored for 7 hours a day and able to graduate in a year “as she promised Trayvon” with where she was during that trial.

They pushed her through and gave her a diploma. Next up: Rachel Jeantel sues college that expels her for failing every class. Or she studies Victimization Studies and receive a 4.0.

I've tutored. She did not go from a 4th grade reading level and incoherency to graduate in one year! I've also wondered, it just seemed strange to me that Trayvon Martin was supposedly such good friends with a 300 pound girl that didn't attend school with him that he barely saw. I've often wondered if it was some one else she let use her phone. Just a wild conspiracy, I know.

44 posted on 07/14/2014 9:11:53 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Effort, even if she has exerted it, is not enough to excel. You must also have inborn talent.

The thought that she could get into college makes me shudder.


45 posted on 07/14/2014 9:20:20 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She’s still ignorant.


46 posted on 07/14/2014 9:26:31 PM PDT by bgill
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To: hoagy62

I’m a big believer in education and self improvement but I would be more impressed with her if she admitted that she goaded Trayvon into attacking George Zimmerman and expressed remorse for her part in that.


47 posted on 07/14/2014 9:29:57 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It doesn’t seem to say what she got her reading skills up to, just that she “graduated high school” after extensive tutoring. I have to wonder, did she actually graduate, or did she get a GED, possibly by receiving “help” with the test answers?

No doubt the “tutoring” was paid-for by leftist groups as a sop to her for supporting St. Skittles the No Limit N***a.

Oh, and per a previous thread on this, she didn’t lose weight. If anything, she’s gained some.


48 posted on 07/14/2014 9:38:29 PM PDT by Little Pig
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is what her good friend Trayvon did.

49 posted on 07/14/2014 10:22:35 PM PDT by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The next Oprah Winfrey for sure!


50 posted on 07/14/2014 10:27:49 PM PDT by longhorn too
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