Since 2013 has drawn to a close, now is a wonderful time for reflection. Some communities flourished and some flailed. Looking back, it’s time to pick the biggest ratchet of the past year. Ratchet of the Year is given to an individual who meets the following criteria: a female who is blissfully ignorant and doesn’t mind proving it to the whole world, someone who spoke incoherent ebonics in mixed company, had a physical presentation that reminded us of Precious – from the movie ‘Precious’
We have uncovered such a person, her name is Rachel Jeantel. Rachel was the friend of Trayvon Martin – the teen killed, in Florida, by shooter George Zimmerman. Rachel first appeared to the world as a witness at the trial (where she took the stand). Her testimony can be viewed on popular video sites like Youtube. Unfortunately, we could barely understand a word she muttered. Eventually, we stopped trying to comprehend her speech because we became too distracted by her baffling and perplexing facial expressions.
Needless to say, by the time she left the witness stand, she had set the entire Black female race back by a century. Oh well, until next year…peace out!
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