How To Speak Ghetto


Rachel Jeantel Explains The Difference Between ‘N*gga’ And ‘N*gger’ To Piers Morgan

In the third part of Piers Morgan‘s extensive, exclusive interview with Trayvon Martin‘s friend Rachel Jeantel about her testimony in the George Zimmerman trial, the host asked his guest if there was anything she wished she’d said on the stand. Jeantel answered with one word: “Nigga.”

Jeantel explained to Morgan that “the whole world say it’s a racist word” but the version of the word that she testified Martin had used in reference to Zimmerman, spelled “n-i-g-g-a” doesn’t mean what most people think it means. It doesn’t mean a “black male” as Morgan assumed, she said, but rather any kind of man, including “Chinese” for example. Morgan helpfully pointed out that that’s the version rappers use in their music.

“But nigger,” Jeantel said, stressing the “-er.,” is a “racist word.” She said “I’d advise you not to be by black people” when you say that word, Jeantel explained, “because they’re not going to have it like that.” And this is not just in her community as Morgan posited but in the entire “generation.”


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84 Responses to How To Speak Ghetto

  1. myiq2xu says:
  2. elliesmom says:

    I’m as guilty as the next person of poking fun at Ms. Jeantal. But all jokes at her expense aside, how do we teach young people like her that it’s the older generation who are going or not going to hire her for a job? Back in the 70’s when I graduated from college, there were a lot of young men who refused to cut their hair. Until they couldn’t find anyone who would hire their ponytails. Unless she wants the height of her career to be mopping up, she needs to learn conforming to the old farts’ expectations of her is necessary. And it would appear she has at least thought about going to college and having a professional career. She lied on a social network site and said she was attending Miami University (I wonder if she knows it’s in Ohio) and was majoring in forensics. What if she can’t pass the FCATs and get a diploma because she pass a writing test?

    • yttik says:

      I don’t know elliesmom, it sure seems like our local minimart and restaurant only hire people with multiple piercings who can’t add, subtract, or speak English. Then people wonder why their business is struggling.Ai yi yi!

      The really sad part is that I don’t think a professional career is the goal. Where I live we have people who genuinely have the goal of collecting all they can from the Gov, because they see no point in working. They literally plan to collect welfare and dream of suing some big corporation. It’s all about the pride of getting something for nothing and screwing the system.

  3. DandyTiger says:

    Holy fucking shit. I’m just stunned at this insanity.

    • elliesmom says:

      I’m not stunned at Ms.Jeantal. Unfortunately, there are thousands more just like her. I am stunned that she’s being stroked by the news media. She’s going to walk away from this with an even higher opinion of herself than she already has. Which is sad.

    • leslie says:

      The insanity is that I even thought to watch the clip above. I didn’t last 45 seconds.

  4. yttik says:

    See, this is the problem with “reclaiming” words, including words like slut or bitch. If your goal is to render them meaningless, even affectionate sometimes, than anybody can use them because they now have no power. The black community is trying to have it both ways, kind of like feminists tried with their “slutwalks.” You can’t do that, you will lose every time. Either a word is offensive or it’s not.

    • myiq2xu says:


      I could stand to remove that word from the English vocabulary. If it cost us Huck Finn that would not be too high a price.

      But it would have to be taboo for EVERYONE.

      The worst hypocrites are the Vile Progs who laugh when black comedians use the word.

      • insanelysane says:

        I have to disagree. Words should just be…words. They should not claim some nefarious meaning that people can use to hurt others. I hate all the PC baloney. It makes victims where none should exist. I refuse to be insulted when someone calls me granny or Mic or whatever words they try to use.

        I like how Eleanor Roosevelt thought about this:
        “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

    • votermom says:

      yttik, you read my mind.

  5. Anthony says:

    So all that marching, all those demonstrations, all that bitching, moaning and fighting I did in my teens to make sure that NOBODY would ever call someone that word was for THIS?!

    N*gga, please…. I have NO time…… None. Ever again.

  6. Lulu says:

    I know young white women who are this stupid. Race has nothing to do with it. Dumb is dumb. It is not fixable. It just is.

  7. leslie says:

    Let me be clear. The only reason I had BO’R on is that the rerun follows Greta.
    Bill O’Reilly is as big an a$$h*le as the rest of them. He is now saying in his “memo” that Zimmerman started the “fracas” by not following the 911 operator’s direction and got out of his car. He also said that GZ “racially profiled” TM because of the recent break-ins and burglaries in the community. All this and showing the 13-14 year old’s photo.

    • Lulu says:

      Bill O’Reilly is always about two years behind everyone else. He is too busy talking to hear anyone else.

    • DandyTiger says:

      Everyone in the media makes money if the insanity continues. And they get all the moneys if there is an all out race war. He was probably dreaming of a new jet as he said that. None of these war baiters or race baiters have souls.

  8. Lulu says:

    Rachel also apparently said Trayvon thought he was going to be “raped”. Correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t beating someone up just because you think they are gay is a federal hate crime? I think she may be testifying again in another court case and this interview will be played for the jury.

  9. John Denney says:


  10. myiq2xu says:
    • DandyTiger says:

      I saw that interview. Ha, “social engineer”. What an idiot. I wasn’t sure, but I think she basically said the system failed and the mob needs to get justice some other way. Or something.

    • lyn says:

      Go Greta!

    • Anthony says:

      “Social Engineer” Jasmine Rand is a moron. I’m glad Greta stuck it to her.

      Anyone know wtf a “social engineer” is?! Is that a new position from OFA?

      • Anthony says:

        OMG! I found it!

        Social engineering, in the context of information security, is understood to mean the art of manipulating people into performing actions or divulging confidential information.[1] This is a type of confidence trick for the purpose of information gathering, fraud, or gaining computer system access. It differs from traditional cons in that often the attack is a mere step in a more complex fraud scheme.

        “Social engineering” as an act of psychological manipulation had previously been associated with the social sciences, but its usage has caught on among computer and information security professionals.[2]

    • angienc says:

      I also like how she throws in “federal preemption” there at the end — that doesn’t mean what she thinks it means.

      Seriously — that is Civil Procedure 101/1L shit right there. Law schools really are producing some losers to keep that tuition money rolling in.

      • myiq2xu says:

        Jasmine is a graduate of the University of Georgia, where she simultaneously earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in both African American Studies and Political Science, while also earning a minor in Spanish. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Florida State University College of Law, where she achieved membership on the Mock Trial Team, graded on to the Business Review Journal, served on the Black Law Students Association board and won its Outstanding Member of the Year Award in 2007, and founded Alternative Breaks, an organization that provides pro bono legal services to low income individuals.

    • 1539days says:

      Anyone else catch the smart ass remark Rand made about “I haven’t been practicing law as long as YOU have” to Greta?

      By the way, she’s the idiot who wore a hoodie yesterday on CNN.

      • AniEm says:

        I’m starting to wonder if hoodies scramble brains. Jasmine and Jeantel need their own Dumb & Dumber tour. Two idiotic female pawns sympathetic to a male dominant grotesque “gangsta-culture”.

        Feminism is dead. As is the educational system.

  11. DandyTiger says:

    All my obot/progressive friends seem to be completely fact free and emotionally driven. Is that new, or have I just not noticed before?

  12. helenk3 says:

    off topic

    this is one hell of a statement about an U S Attorney General

  13. People on Twitter pissed about juror 37. I know, it’s impotence personified, but still. But what did they think was going to happen?? They exploited TM relentlessly. Did they not think anyone else would?

    As far as I can see, everybody who can is getting a piece of that poor young man. And, yes, I do have sympathy for him, and for his mother, who I do genuinely think cares or cared at the time. Unfortunately she opened a rotten can of worms by trying to force this thing, and now we’ve got a tinderbox set to explode. I do not feel good about what’s going to happen this week. It’s July, it’s hot, and tensions are running high. I think I’ll avoid going out as much as possible.

    • myiq2xu says:

      She and the other jurors earned a piece of the action. Unlike most of the people trying to cash in they were dragged into this.

      • Jadzia says:

        Ugh. I spent way too much time this morning searching on other high-profile cases where jurors wrote books. (Lots: OJ, Charles Manson, the Menendez brothers, Scott Petersen, etc.) Because I am getting quite a few “shocked, SHOCKED!!!!!” emails on this subject from my friends.

        And then I try to point out that if you were going to try to get on a jury in order to score a sweet, sweet book deal, wouldn’t it be more lucrative if you convicted the guy? Because if he’s acquitted the Son of Sam law does not apply and: more competition for your book.

        I am not making much headway.

      • votermom says:

        If I were a juror on a high profile case I’d probably write about it.
        Yeah, 90% probability.

    • 1539days says:

      The civil case would make it worse. Even a federal court case would, because making it about race means O’Mara can introduce things from TM’s life that show he was a petty criminal, a drug abuser and self-described gangsta. I guess according to Jeantel, changing the -er to an -a changes the meaning somehow, but I’m not sure where it would apply in that case.

  14. mcnorman says:

    So, adding -er to a word makes it racist? I’m so lost on this.

  15. myiq2xu says:

    I am watching a livestream from LA – a bunch a punks are trying to start a riot but they can’t reach critical mass because the LAPD swoops in and starts kettling the area (closing off access and egress).

    When the cops show up the punks scatter like cockroaches.

  16. Anthony says:


  17. myiq2xu says:

    From the comments at TDH:

    gcwall July 16, 2013 at 12:20 AM

    William’s mistake of carrying a false narrative into his recent article is much different from the false facts invented by FOX and people who pretend to be friends.

    Today on Anderson Cooper’s 360 one of the six jurors was interviewed. Without questioning the juror’s answers he asked follow-up questions and her responses revealed a cultural racism so entwined in her perception she could not see her own sympathy for George Zimmerman and her suspicions about Trayvon Martin.

    The judicial process produced confused jurors who deferred to Zimmerman’s account of the circumstances that brought about the murder of Trayvon Martin. If, in fact, Trayvon became aggressive, it was because he was followed at night by a creepy guy who did not have the authority or right to follow him.

    Trayvon responded in a manner that any foolish but brave young man might choose when be followed by a stranger. Zimmerman would not have left his vehicle to follow Trayvon if he was not armed.

    After the interview I was wondered whether or not this juror was at the same trial that I observed. When she answered Anderson’s question about the credibility of the nineteen year old girl who spoke with Trayvon on the phone she said that the witness was not credible because he was difficult to understand. She also said that much of what the witness said was not credible because she spoke in that mysterious way that “they” speak to each other.

    The interview revealed that because the jurors could not understand the witnesses words it took away from her credibility. Really? The juror also made it sound as if it was a tremendous burden to expect the jurors to understand the intricacies of the law; therefore, they were left with the default verdict of “not guilty.”

    I do not believe that the jurors held malice with their verdict, but the verdict was heavily colored with erroneous perceptions, confusion and assumptions about black teenage males that implied guilt. In this trial the jurors sympathized with the murderer and were suspicious of a black teenage boy’s motivations.

    The verdict was a travesty of justice. When the juror was asked if she had sympathy for Trayvon her response was that she felt for both of them, as if she completely forgot that one of them was armed and the other was not. She also assumed that an unarmed black teenage male was as dangerous as an armed Hispanic adult male. While it is true in the abstract, the situation was not a movie nor a story of a stereotypical revelation. The reality was that the defendant was armed and the teenager was not armed.

    The dead victim was guilty of being “black” and the murderer only defended himself from the guilty. It is a shameful result in a legal system in which prosecutors and defense attorneys alike play to win rather than to get to the truth. The less skillful truth tellers lost to the more skillful manipulative deceivers – that is not justice it is an example of institutionalized and cultural racism.

    myiq2xu July 16, 2013 at 1:36 AM


    • Internal Exile says:

      Race, shmace. I am weary of thugs and thug-wannabes, who can be found as small percentages of all ethnic groups.

    • DandyTiger says:

      What a sad state of affairs that the commenter can be that delusional. Just wow.

    • 49erDweet says:

      Low information commenting seems a natural progression from the same way of voting. Here’s their theme song;

    • insanelysane says:

      And all the while ignoring the simple fact that TM was pummeling GZ’s face and slamming his head onto concrete, and that it was TM who committed assault against GZ. All…ALL the other stuff is just not relevant.

  18. Internal Exile says:

    Holy Haruhi, the site is loading slowly and incompletely this early morning.

    I think the Klown needs to put a few extra hamsters to running in the wheels. 🙄

  19. 1539days says:

    Since MSNBC is still level 9 pissed, I was watching some of their pasty white hosts and the guy who shook down MSNBC to get a show.

    A woman was on going back to this theory that Trayvon Martin had the right (or duty) to beat George Zimmerman for looking at him because he has ill will. That makes her another Rachel Jeantel, egging Martin into a fatal confrontation.

    There have been a lot of stupid pronouncements in the last few days, like it being open season on young black men or that black teens need to wear suits everywhere to be safe. I’d like to offer my own. It seems if you are not black enough and you want to join a neighborhood watch, do it from a bunker in your home. If you dare to walk on the grounds of your own apartment building, you are fair game to any black kid who wants to throw a beat down because you disrespected him with your eyes.

    • 49erDweet says:

      SOP for ours and most NW’s is “Go Out In PAIRS”. In fact we have a buddy system for the times one of us might be alone in our car and see something weird. We first call a buddy and get him/her to start coming our way, and THEN we call the cops. Most times the buddies get there first. Two witnesses is always better than one.

    • Lulu says:

      The problem with this “disrespected him with his eyes” is that non-black citizens are getting the message to have no interaction with blacks. While the Vile Progs message is that community groups trying to prevent crime are racist or something, these types of communications about interaction get taken the wrong way and a step beyond. While ordering people to maintain a blank demeanor to avoid disrespecting someone you do not know will lead to avoidance of any contact. This will mean in situations far beyond dark neighborhoods and neighborhood watch. Who is going to want to do business with anyone with whom you have to school your every facial expression, who wants to hire anyone who you can’t look at? Who will want to be in a social situation in which you cannot use your frigging face? As an example my dry cleaner of about 20 years is black and all of his employees are black. Because I am in a hurry, hot in the summer, tired and frowny when I go in, should I now be concerned that I am going to offend someone? Should I just find another dry cleaner to avoid offending? Why should I have to even think about such a stupid thing? Do any of these idiot commentators even think about what they are suggesting?

  20. driguana says:

    One of the better articles I’ve read on the Zimmerman Hispanic/Latino issue written before the trial.

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