Trayvon's Friend Rachel Jeantel Speaks Out On Being Called 'An Embarrassment To Black People''

During a recent sit-down interview with Huffington Post, the girl who Trayvon Martin called the night of the attack spoke out about being ridiculed and called "an embarrassment to Black people." This is what Rachel Jeantel had to say for herself:

“They say I was embarrassing them. Why? I put my face on a stage, the whole world watching and I’m embarrassing you? I’m fighting for you, to make sure nobody do that to your child, your nephew, your nieces, your brother, your daddy, your father, your mother, all that. And I’m embarrassing you? You should be appreciating. You should learn from this situation. If it happened to you or if it happened to someone in your family, would you step up? Or you’d just stand there and say ‘Oh, it ain’t my business?’ ‘Cause that’s what everybody’s thinking. I didn’t care about this. I ain’t wanna be there. It’s not I didn’t wanna be there…The best thing that I can tell everybody…Don’t judge a book by its cover. You don’t know the person. Nobody wanna be there in that situation. That’s the hot seat. It was hot. And my butt was burning. And I had to go on for ridiculous questions. And asking the same question doesn’t matter to the case. It’s what happened that night.”

Was the public wrong for the way they treated Rachel Jeantel? Did she receive ridicule for simply doing the right thing?