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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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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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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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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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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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Cute, if you like that type.


9 posted on 07/14/2014 8:37:03 PM PDT by 353FMG
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Good for her.


16 posted on 07/14/2014 8:41:11 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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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.

17 posted on 07/14/2014 8:41:33 PM PDT by dfwgator
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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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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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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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