Skip to comments.Zimmerman Prosecution Star Witness: 'Cracker' Not a Racial Term
Posted on 06/28/2013 5:55:15 AM PDT by Old Yeller
Prosecution star witness Rachel Jeantel, the 19-year-old to whom Trayvon Martin was reportedly speaking while he was being followed by George Zimmerman, admitted again on the stand on Thursday that she had changed her testimony about Zimmermans words. Originally, she told police that after Martin asked Zimmerman why he was following him, Zimmerman answered, What are you talking about? Later, she changed that to, What are you doing around here? As Kathi Belich of WFTV reports, The first answer could indicate #Zimmermanon9 was not following Martin. The second answer could indicate he was following. Jeantel then testified that she had a friend write a letter to Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, stating that Zimmerman had said, What are you doing around here? According to Jeantel, the letter was signed Diamond Eugene. While Jeantel said in testimony that she heard Martin say get off me, the letter made no mention of that. Jeantel also said that she remembered Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump asking her whether the case was racial, and answering yes. Only one problem: that wasnt in the recording Crump provided the defense. Jeantel said she didn't believe "cracker" was a racial term, after testifying yesterday that Martin said that a "creepy ass cracker" was following him.
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Neither is “Negro”.
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Etymologically, she’s correct. “Cracker” started as a slur based on class, not race.
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Today there will be an avalanche of articles from leftist journalists telling whites why they shouldn’t consider ‘cracker’ offensive and accusing anyone who does of racism.
I recently heard that the term “cracker” came from the crack of a slave master’s whip. Not sure if true or not.
Is that as in “cracker box” for a low quality house?
Nah, It’s a term of endearment, right?
And yet on Wednesday, she affirmed that it was a reference to Zimmerman being white.
I thought the term cracker referred to white slaves owners in reference to them cracking a whip to makes slaves work harder or for punishment. Hence, the white slave owner was the "cracker" of the whip.
“I recently heard that the term cracker came from the crack of a slave masters whip. Not sure if true or not.”
Whippersnapper came from the young carriage drivers who stood around waiting for the owners. They’d idly snap their whips. That may be the term you’re thinking of. I believe cracker came from the shape of the poorer people’s houses; resembling cracker boxes.
The left wing race grievers see nothing wrong with crackers...
Who cares if Trayvon Martin called George Zimmerman a creepy ass cracker? White grievance-mongers, thats who
Cracker started as a slur based on class, not race.’
Hey, a slur is a slur is a slur and I’m deeply offended. In fact, I think I’ll go start a riot and be on all the talk shows. :)
I wonder if libtards see her as the product of their policies, and what an absolute FAILURE they have been to the black community
(probably not- her problem is a lack of funding somewhere)
No, that’s simply a reference to something easily crushed. It could have been “cereal box”!
Let's ask the expert.
The “slaveowner” version of the origin appears to be a recent accretion to a word that applied to noisy, uncultured, servant-class people, irrespective of race.
Blacks use it to slur whites.
The term "cracker," came from the state of FL when FL produced the second most cattle in the country. The term is closely associated with "redneck," because the cattlemen cracked their whips to herd the cattle, and had rednecks from staying out in the FL sun.
Almost every black person who is a native Floridian knows what they mean, and that the terms are derogatory.
That dog don't hunt.
Gee I thought that the recipient of the slur got to make that determination. Or is that just for “Holder’s people?”
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