Skip to comments.Radio host offers Trayvon Martinís friend, Rachel Jeantel, full ride to black college of her choice
Posted on 07/16/2013 5:29:52 PM PDT by mandaladon
On his radio program Tuesday, radio host Tom Joyner announced that he would fully pay for Rachel Jeantel to attend a historically black college or university of her choice.
Jeantel is the friend of Trayvon Martin who was the last person to speak to him before his February 2012 death and the star witness in the trial against George Zimmerman.
Joyner told Jeantel on his radio program early Tuesday, if you want to graduate from high school, and go to an HBCU if you want to do that, I want to help you do that.
Jeantel is currently 19 years old and is about to enter her senior year of high school in Miami. Shes scheduled to graduate next spring, at the age of 20.
Joyner continued, I will help you get tutors to get you out of high school, tutors to help you pass the SAT and I will give you a full ride scholarship to any HBCU youd like.
Jeantel thanked Joyner and said she was shocked by the offer.
She also said that shed like to pursue a career in law enforcement.
Reached for comment, the president of the National Association For Equal Opportunity in Education the non-profit umbrella organization for Americas HBCUs released a statement to the Daily Caller, applauding the news.
This generous offer typifies Dr. Tom Joyner, Lezli Baskerville told TheDC.
An HBCU would be an ideal environment in which Ms. Jeantel could realize her educational aspirations because of their academic excellence and signature protective, supportive, nurturing environments, Baskerville continued.
Baskerville said that Jeantel has been pilloried and ridiculed in the national media.
At an HBCU, Baskerville explained, Ms. Jeantel will be able to realize her educational aspirations in a welcoming and supportive environment.
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Perhaps you should wait until she manages to finish high school.
Reading cursive, and all that...
Poor George...the world has gone upside down.
You know the words full ride in any reference to Rachel Jeantel is FRIGGIN scary!!
Is this satire?
She is 19 and just finished her Junior year in High School. She isn’t the smartest “girl.”
My guess is she should start with plain ole reading.
She’s no doubt eminently qualified to be a full Professor in a Black Studies department.
Sorry, I teach at a university. I can’t imagine any university admitting that fool.
Doesn’t she have to learn to read and write first?
That’s a big committent....15 years at least.
Hope she takes him up on in and sees that there is more to life than what she currently has under the thumb of TrayMom and Crump. Right now she is just another statistic.
This is one of the safest pledges one could ever make.
the chances of actually having to pay out is kind like....retarded, sir
Somehow I don't see this girl applying herself to her studies.
It has a very HEAVY meaning.
First, she will be appointed to something by a Republican Governor who will show everyone that he is not like those Republicans you hear about on the Joe Scarface show.
I imagine she could go to Harvard and do as well as Obama.
It would have been more useful to just flush the money down a toilet.