Media: Black English in the Spotlight: Rachel Jeantel's Testimony
Editor for this issue: Brent Woo
Date: 08-Jul-2013 From: Brent Woo <bwoolinguistlist.org> Subject: Black English in the Spotlight: Rachel Jeantel's Testimony E-mail this message to a friend
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.