An illuminating development in the Zimmerman trial:
A teenage friend of Trayvon Martin was forced to admit today in the George Zimmerman murder trial that she did not write a letter that was sent to Martin’s mother describing what she allegedly heard on a phone call with Martin moments before he was shot.
In a painfully embarassing moment, Rachel Jeantel was asked to read the letter out loud in court.
“Are you able to read that at all?” defense attorney Don West asked.
Jeantel, head bowed, eyes averted whispered into the court microphone, “Some but not all. I don’t read cursive.”
It sent a hush through the packed courtroom. Jeantel, 19, was unable to read any of the letter save for her name.
Note that for all of the recent pointing and shrieking, crying “raciss”, asserting “white privilege”, and public demands for expulsion from non-crimethinking society, not a single individual has attempted to contest the observation that Ms Jemisin and “people like [her]“, who are imperiled by the laws of Florida and Texas, appear to be incapable of building or maintaining an advanced technological civilization. Indeed, if we are to consider the examples of the late Mr. Martin and the sub-literate Ms Jeantel, (who claims to have graduated from Norland High School and to be studying criminal justice at Miami University), it is not unreasonable to ask what percentage of “people like [her]” are capable of constructively participating in one in now that we are twenty years into the Age of Information. It is clearly greater than zero. It is not at all clear that it is 100.
This is not to imply that Ms Jemisin is sub-literate.
Or that she did not write the books with her name on them.