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Rachel Jeantel Tells Radio Host Ricky Smiley She Wants To Be A Lawyer
Mediaite.com ^ | | 4:51 pm, July 23rd, 2013 | by Tommy Christopher

Posted on 07/23/2013 5:55:57 PM PDT by drewh

One of the more reluctant media figures to emerge from the George Zimmerman trial was 19 year-old Rachel Jeantel, the last person to speak to unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, aside from the man who killed him.

Her contentious exchanges with defense attorney Don West sparked conversations about cultural differences, and the way many in the media reacted to them.

Jeantel’s unpleasant experience in the courtroom hasn’t scarred her too deeply, however, as she told radio host Ricky Smiley, last week, that she aspires to become an attorney.

Jeantel’s time on the witness stand was a focal point of the trial, and was characterized by an intensely antagonistic repartee with defense attorney Don West, who seemed to be trying to provoke Jeantel into reacting negatively, and to present her as a sullen proxy for absent victim Trayvon Martin.

Since the trial, she has made several media appearances, and provided insight into the dynamic between her and West.

That dynamic apparently hasn’t soured Jeantel on West’s profession, though. In an interview with Ricky Smiley last week, Jeantel said she hopes to go to college, with a little help from Smiley and radio superstar Tom Joyner:

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: zimmerman
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1 posted on 07/23/2013 5:55:57 PM PDT by drewh
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2 posted on 07/23/2013 5:57:08 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: drewh

In Ghana or Haiti?


3 posted on 07/23/2013 5:57:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind each blade of grass.)
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To: drewh

Do they teach you to read cursive in law school?


4 posted on 07/23/2013 5:58:03 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: drewh

Or a rocket surgeon.


5 posted on 07/23/2013 5:58:42 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: drewh

She will get into an all-black university, go to Howard and someone will cheat and take the BAR exams for her.


6 posted on 07/23/2013 5:58:56 PM PDT by whitedog57
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To: drewh

Does she know she will have to read?


7 posted on 07/23/2013 5:59:18 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: drewh

Wouldn’t even go to her for a parking ticket.


8 posted on 07/23/2013 5:59:34 PM PDT by stboz
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To: drewh

She’s more the psychiatrist type.......


9 posted on 07/23/2013 5:59:45 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: drewh; a fool in paradise

I suspect that rocket surgery school will offer her scholarships.


10 posted on 07/23/2013 6:00:38 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: BenLurkin
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11 posted on 07/23/2013 6:00:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LMFAO!!!


12 posted on 07/23/2013 6:00:53 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: pfflier
That never stopped Johnny Cochran!
13 posted on 07/23/2013 6:00:54 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

She’s more DMV material, IMHO.


14 posted on 07/23/2013 6:01:20 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: pfflier

Or worse....speak.


15 posted on 07/23/2013 6:01:45 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: drewh

I’m not 100% sure but I think you have to read cursive to be a lawyer. 2nd hurdle would be graduating high school, getting a 4 year undergraduate degree and then 3 years of law school.

What was her second choice? :-)


16 posted on 07/23/2013 6:01:50 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: drewh

Sweet, merciful Jesus.


17 posted on 07/23/2013 6:02:34 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: drewh

And I want to be the King of England, you puddle of sub-human monkey vomit, fat, pig, slut!


18 posted on 07/23/2013 6:02:59 PM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: drewh

“Rachel Genteal goes to Law School”. This would be a great comedy on CBS.

SCENE 1:

PROFESSOR: “Rachel, you spelled I am a lawyer as “i is a loyer”. Can’t you spell?
RACHE: “Shut up, cracka’. Can’t you see I’m eating 5 cheeseburgers?”


19 posted on 07/23/2013 6:03:09 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: drewh

That’s retarded, sir.


20 posted on 07/23/2013 6:03:25 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: drewh

Well, she’s carrying a C average going into her senior year.


21 posted on 07/23/2013 6:03:54 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (http://thegatwickview.tumblr.com/ -- http://thepurginglutheran.tumblr.com/)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

Oh my, don’t hold back. Tell us how you really feel about Jabba’s sister.


22 posted on 07/23/2013 6:04:21 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: drewh

Yep...and I want to be a fighter pilot.


23 posted on 07/23/2013 6:04:34 PM PDT by Egon (Apparently, Jimmy Carter DOES need a third term.)
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To: maggief; Uncle Chip

On my !


24 posted on 07/23/2013 6:04:49 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then)
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To: drewh
It is quite possible for someone deficient in brains but possessed of the ability to spout the most outrageous, devoid-of-reality level nonsense to become a lawyer.



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25 posted on 07/23/2013 6:05:12 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: drewh

She should also consider a career as an astronaut.


26 posted on 07/23/2013 6:05:58 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: drewh

Hey you guys laugh.

She will be just as good an attorney as Angela Corey.


27 posted on 07/23/2013 6:06:14 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: tumblindice

Well played!


28 posted on 07/23/2013 6:06:27 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: pfflier

“Does she know she will have to read?”

Read? Only crackers’ read.


29 posted on 07/23/2013 6:06:53 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: drewh

O . M . G .


30 posted on 07/23/2013 6:07:50 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: drewh

Likely better than the prosecution team....


31 posted on 07/23/2013 6:08:08 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: drewh; All

This would be retarded..sir

I guess an Ebonicist like Ben Crump can be an attorney, so can Rachel the Hutt


32 posted on 07/23/2013 6:09:35 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Difference between George Zimmerman and Al Sharpton is that Sharpton woulda let honky family burn)
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To: drewh

Good for her I say. Setting goals is a fist step in becoming successful. Perhaps this will motivate her to overcome her ignorance. Any improvement in her skills will prove helpful to her in life, and she can certainly use the disciple. There may just be a smart and charming person beneath that exterior.


33 posted on 07/23/2013 6:10:01 PM PDT by Errant
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To: drewh; a fool in paradise

Why not? If Angela Davis can be a perfessor, Rachel can be a solicitor. She be new school, crackas!


34 posted on 07/23/2013 6:10:09 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

I didn’t even know she spoke Latin.


35 posted on 07/23/2013 6:10:16 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: drewh

One step on her way to becoming a congressman


36 posted on 07/23/2013 6:10:26 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then)
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To: whitedog57

I saw a list yesterday of lowest graduation public universities.....Southern led the way with 4% . . .four percent!

It also had something like 30 percent or more students with Pell Grants . . .the list included several other “a mind is a terrible thing to waste” type “institutions of higher learning”


37 posted on 07/23/2013 6:10:42 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (LEAVE THE ZIMMERMANS ALONE . . . NOT guilty . . .you LOST Now SHUT UP)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Jethro Bodine had nearly masterminded getting into ‘Double-naught’ spy school. Maybe he left some notes? (I’m pretty sure they were printed.)


38 posted on 07/23/2013 6:10:43 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: whitedog57

Affirmative action should do the trick.


39 posted on 07/23/2013 6:11:28 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: drewh

She’d fit right in with the likes of Crump, Corey, and those bonehead persecutors.


40 posted on 07/23/2013 6:13:38 PM PDT by viaveritasvita ("The One who reigns forever, He is a friend of mine, the G-d of angel armies, is always by my side.")
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To: drewh

Be litagatin. Be litagatin up hur! All time whit so litagatin.

Freegards yo.


41 posted on 07/23/2013 6:14:34 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: drewh

She won’t go far in law school, she will have to read those square things with words in it


42 posted on 07/23/2013 6:14:35 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: drewh

I listened to about five minutes of that interview and firmly believe that I have permanently destroyed at least ten of my IQ points as a result.


43 posted on 07/23/2013 6:14:40 PM PDT by KevinB (A country that would elect Barack Obama president twice is no longer worth fighting for.)
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To: drewh

I have seen lawyers that stupid, but I think she should try talk show host. Al Sharpton did it, and he’s as dumb as she is.


44 posted on 07/23/2013 6:15:54 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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45 posted on 07/23/2013 6:16:11 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: drewh

Can you imagine how long it would take for her to do a closing argument?


46 posted on 07/23/2013 6:17:27 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hey, as long as she had absolutely NOTHING to do with the operation of the spacecraft, let her fly. What could go wrong?


47 posted on 07/23/2013 6:18:04 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (The LEFT's intolerance of the RIGHT is intolerable.)
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To: Errant
Goody, Goody!
48 posted on 07/23/2013 6:18:07 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: LostInBayport

McKinney earned a B.A. in international relations from the University of Southern California, an M.A. in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. She worked as a high school teacher and later as a university professor.

49 posted on 07/23/2013 6:18:33 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

A neurosurgeon?


50 posted on 07/23/2013 6:19:27 PM PDT by Catsrus (`)
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