Piers Morgan: “Let’s talk about creepy ass cracker”
posted at 12:27 pm on July 16, 2013 by Katie Pavlich
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?”
Morgan: “There’s no ‘er’ right?”
Jeantel: “No, there’s an ‘a’ at the end”
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.