Color Me Your Color, Baby

038 Color Me Your Color, Baby

If you didn’t see the Anderson Cooper interview with “Juror B-37,” you really should, or you should at least read the transcript. It’s pretty incredible. Aside from the patronizing and borderline racist way she dismissed and selectively believed Rachel Jeantel’s testimony, to say nothing of her casual dismissal of what she called the “fabrications” and “enhancements” in George Zimmerman’s story, the adoring way she talks about “George,” as if they were old friends (or soon-to-be friends with benefits), is truly disturbing. She so clearly identified with him and objectified Trayvon Martin, insisting that George had to defend himself, without ever considering that Martin had any right to defend himself, it really puts her objectivity in question. The most amazing part to me, though, was this statement: “When [Zimmerman] was in the car and he called 911, he shouldn’t have gotten out of that car. But the 911 operator also, when he was talking to him, kind of egged him on. I don’t know if it’s their policy to tell them what to do, not to get out of the car, to stay in their car. But I think he should have said, ‘stay in your car,’ not ‘can you see where he’s gone.'” That she so clearly misunderstood the fact that the operator DID tell Zimmerman not follow Martin is amazing.

Obviously I took some license in the dialogue in this strip, so far as cutting down and editing what she said, both for length, and just to make it coherent (for someone who was so condescending about multilingual Jeantel’s “communication skills,” Juror B-37 often made no sense), but with the exception of Panel 4, these were all her own words.

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