Rachel Jeantel, the Florida teen who was on the phone with Trayvon Martin in the moments before he was shot and killed, testified for a second day in the George Zimmerman trial.

Zimmerman is facing charges of second degree murder after the fatal confrontation with the 17-year-old in February of 2012.

Jeantel’s testimony has come under great scrutiny as the trial has progressed, not just because of the integral role it could play in deciding the case, but also because of the commentary it has spurred from television talking heads, and across the internet. Writing for Russell Simmons’ Global Grind, Rachel Samara described Jeantel as “raw, emotional, aggressive and hostile,” and made the assumption that the predominantly white jury would not “understand” the teen’s demeanor:

The scrutiny and attention paid to Jeantel has not gone unnoticed on Twitter.Struggling Olympian Lolo Jones, known mostly for her off-the-field controversies andathletic inconsistency, brought the wrath of many twitter users when she compared Jeantel to the Tyler Perry character “Madea”

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Rachel Jeantel Twitter Commentary: Olympian Lolo Jones Stirs Controversy With Criticism Of Teen  was originally published on praisecleveland.com

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