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Media: Black English in the Spotlight: Rachel Jeantel's Testimony
In the George Zimmerman murder trial, the defense asked witness Rachel Jeantel, "Are you claiming in any way that you don't understand English?", sparking discussion on prescriptivism and Black English's place in society.
|Date Posted:||July 08, 2013|