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Piers Morgan: “Let’s talk about creepy ass cracker”

posted at 12:27 pm on July 16, 2013 by

In case you missed Piers Morgan’s show last night (like every other night), we learned how to spell the racially charged term “cracka” from Zimmerman trial witness Rachel Jeantel.

Morgan: “Let’s talk about creepy ass cracker. People have said that is a phrase used by black people, cracker, to describe a white person, is that true?”

Jeantel: “No. Like I said…”

Morgan: “How do you spell it first of all?”

Jeantel: “Cracka”

Morgan: “There’s no ‘er’ right?”

Jeantel: “No, there’s an ‘a’ at the end”

Morgan “C-R-A-C-K-A”

Jeantel: “Yeah.”

They also discussed the difference between “ni**er” and Ni**a.”

In the third part of Piers Morgan‘s extensive, exclusive interview with Trayvon Martin‘s friend Rachel Jeantel about her testimony in the George Zimmerman trial, the host asked his guest if there was anything she wished she’d said on the stand. Jeantel answered with one word: “Nigga.”

Jeantel explained to Morgan that “the whole world say it’s a racist word” but the version of the word that she testified Martin had used in reference to Zimmerman, spelled “n-i-g-g-a” doesn’t mean what most people think it means. It doesn’t mean a “black male” as Morgan assumed, she said, but rather any kind of man, including “Chinese” for example. Morgan helpfully pointed out that that’s the version rappers use in their music.

“But nigger,” Jeantel said, stressing the “-er.,” is a “racist word.” She said “I’d advise you not to be by black people” when you say that word, Jeantel explained, “because they’re not going to have it like that.” And this is not just in her community as Morgan posited but in the entire “generation.”

 

Journalism. For the record, “cracka” is absolutely used in a racial way to describe white people.

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Ooohh…. she said naggers…

give me a freaking break… I’m sure there’s no confusion between the usage of those two words in Bah-ston at all…

Skywise on July 16, 2013 at 12:34 PM

Did she just commit a hate crime?

faraway on July 16, 2013 at 12:36 PM

And don’t forget the part where Jeantel thought Zimmerman was a “gay rapist.”

diditagain on July 16, 2013 at 12:39 PM

Piers has really sunk in his guest list while other talking heads are interviewing the lawyers, siblings, parents and jurors, he has this, this …. You fill in the blank !!

So I am wondering who was the poor slob that had to prepare Jeantel for this interview. This had to be akin to teaching a pet how to count — for her to even grasp, yet explain to Morgan the difference between nigga and nigger.

Piers better buy his ticket back to England if this is the level of guests he can get.

KenInIL on July 16, 2013 at 12:42 PM

creepy ass cracker

woah………….

This means gay????????????????????????

faraway on July 16, 2013 at 12:43 PM

From Drudge, here is a transcript of the “gay rapist” comments:

MORGAN: You felt that there was no doubt in your mind from what Trayvon was telling you on the phone about the creepy ass cracka and so on, that he absolutely believed that George Zimmerman, this man, you didn’t know who he was at the time, but this man, was pursuing him?

JEANTEL: Yes.

MORGAN: And he was freaked out by it?

JEANTEL: Yes. Definitely after I say may be a rapist, for every boy, for every man, every — who’s not that kind of way, seeing a grown man following them, would they be creep out?

diditagain on July 16, 2013 at 12:46 PM

Yet another fine example and product of the public school system…..

crosshugger on July 16, 2013 at 12:49 PM

Why am I hearing Dog Whistles?

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on July 16, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Lets. Can we do it in cursive?

Bmore on July 16, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Yet another fine example and product of the public school system…..

crosshugger on July 16, 2013 at 12:49 PM

She knows enough to vote for Obama. That’s all the school needs to teach these days.

Ladies and gentlemen, behold the future of your country!

JimLennon on July 16, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Piers Morgan: “Let’s talk about creepy ass cracker”

With Morgan its always “me, me, me”.

Valkyriepundit on July 16, 2013 at 12:58 PM

Democrats should be commended, they have found a young (take your pick) Barbara Lee, Maxine Waters, Sheila Jackson Lee, or Cynthia McKinney. She should run for any office, she’ll win.

Yet another fine example and product of the public school system…..

You bet, she personifies the victory wrought by multiculturalism, rap culture, and Ebonics. Why sound erudite and astute like Julian Bond, when you can sound like this.

That’s retarded, Sir…….

Shaughnessy on July 16, 2013 at 1:00 PM

And don’t forget the part where Jeantel thought Zimmerman was a “gay rapist.”

diditagain on July 16, 2013 at 12:39 PM

You noticed how the media covered up this part with misdirects, huh?

faraway on July 16, 2013 at 1:03 PM

And people ask me why I don’t waste my time on cable TV news, not to mention my brain cells.

I find the cartoon channel more edifying.

NoDonkey on July 16, 2013 at 1:10 PM

I think this was the right verdict, but I think the whole tragedy was instigated by Zimmerman acting like he has some sort of authority that he didn’t. Even the illusion of authority goes right to some peoples’ heads. It didn’t make it right to attack him as Trayvon did, by most accounts, but it did result in a confrontation that could have been avoided.

Throwing around racist slurs in either direction is unhelpful unless one is trying to keep the racism and hatred bubbling. So, No, you limey bigot, let’s not talk about “creepy-ass crackers” or “crackas”
or keep stirring up racial hatred.

flataffect on July 16, 2013 at 1:24 PM

And yet ANOTHER reason not to pay for television…

Galtian on July 16, 2013 at 1:29 PM

For the record, cracker or cracka goes back to a term used for the foremen cracking their whips over the slaves to torment and control them. It’s not merely a racial term (describing appearance), but it’s a loaded term that signifies the cracker’s moral inferiority based on association with the evil of slavers and the institution of slavery.

They are called by the town’s-people, “Crackers,” from the frequency with which they crack their large whips, as if they derived a peculiar pleasure from the sound.”

–Buckingham, James S (1842), The slave states of America, Fisher, Son, & Co., 210 pp.

SmallishBees on July 16, 2013 at 1:59 PM

Creepy ass cracka?

Here’s exhibit A:

IrishTexan on July 16, 2013 at 2:10 PM

Ack! I always knew Devo was racist! Crack dat whip!

John the Libertarian on July 16, 2013 at 2:22 PM

Shouldn’t there be a hyphen between two of those words? Where you put the hyphen would clarify the meaning…

Othniel on July 16, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Did Martin have some anti gay emotions stirring based on his conversation with Jeantel? Worried this guy, this potential gay rapist may follow him to his dad’s house where his little brother was also staying? Did he confront Zimmerman based on a false presumption that Zimmerman was a gay rapist? Was this a gay bashing gone wrong? Jeantel makes no statements about the race of Zimmerman. They are both scared that Martin is being followed by a sexual pervert. She tells Martin to run home. Run run run.

How does that change the racial profiling meme?

keioki on July 16, 2013 at 3:03 PM

Different rules for different races.

Cherokee on July 16, 2013 at 4:09 PM

“n-i-g-g-a” doesn’t mean what most people think it means

Between this and the word “cracka,” when did Jeantel become the arbiter of all slang?

blammm on July 16, 2013 at 4:16 PM

There is more than one theory of the origin of the word “cracker.” One relates to a sound and the other a diet.

There are multiple explanations of the etymology of “cracker”, most dating its origin to the 18th century or earlier.

One theory holds that slave foremen in the antebellum South used bullwhips to discipline African slaves, with such use of the whip being described as “cracking the whip”. The white foremen who cracked these whips thus became known as “crackers”.

They are called by the town’s-people, “Crackers,” from the frequency with which they crack their large whips, as if they derived a peculiar pleasure from the sound”

A “cracker cowboy” with his Florida Cracker Horse and dog by Frederick Remington, 1895
Another whip-derived theory is based on Florida’s “cracker cowboys” of the 19th and early 20th centuries; distinct from the Spanish vaquero and the Western cowboy. Cracker cowboys did not use lassos to herd or capture cattle. Their primary tools were cow whips and dogs.[8][citation needed]

An alternative theory holds that the term comes from the common diet of poor whites. The 1911 edition of Encyclopedia Britannica supposes that the term derives from the cracked (kernels of) corn which formed the staple food of this class of people.

Remembering the lyrics, “Jimmy crack corn and I don’t care” I lean to the diet origin.

Limpet6 on July 16, 2013 at 4:29 PM

creepy ass cracker

woah………….

This means gay????????????????????????

faraway on July 16, 2013 at 12:43 PM

So you are saying cracker is a verb?

TexAz on July 16, 2013 at 4:54 PM

Piers, talk about gay bashing and homophobia. Just why were they going on about Zimmerman being a gay rapist?

dogsoldier on July 16, 2013 at 6:51 PM

Morgan: “Let’s talk about creepy ass cracker.

I’d rather talk about the (so far) roughly 3,211 reasons Piers Morgan is a friggin’ idiot.

That being roughly the number of words out of his mouth on every segment of his show, on average.

One more reason I’m glad I don’t have cable or satellite.

clear ether

eon

eon on July 16, 2013 at 10:01 PM

Our country seems so pathetic to be listening to this woman.

blue13326 on July 16, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Due to her exceptional performance as a star witness for the prosecution in the Martin/Zimmermann trial she now speaks for an entire generation of black people?

Dollayo on July 17, 2013 at 3:35 AM

Try calling a black man a “Ni**a” and see what happens.

eforhan on July 17, 2013 at 7:53 AM

So Katie doesn’t believe a teenage boy could consider himself the target of a sex offender.

And neither could anyone else.

Why is this?

Observation on July 17, 2013 at 9:08 PM