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Radio host offers Trayvon Martinís friend, Rachel Jeantel, full ride to black college of her choice
The Daily Caller ^ | 16 Jul 2013 | Chuck Ross

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. She’s 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 you’d like.”

Jeantel thanked Joyner and said she was “shocked” by the offer.

She also said that she’d 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 America’s HBCU’s — 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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: jeantel; joyner; liberaltalkradio; scholarship; zimmerman
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To: mandaladon
And university or college that would accept someone like this girl, who appears to be borderline functionally illiterate, should be shut down.
41 posted on 07/16/2013 5:50:51 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: mandaladon

How she can reed and rite and spel and write kursiv like crackas do?


42 posted on 07/16/2013 5:50:56 PM PDT by mohresearcher
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To: mandaladon

Or MSNBC talk show host. Wymens’ Studies professor. Community Organizer/Activist. Welfare Queen. American Idol judge.
Why, the world is this young woman’s oyster.


43 posted on 07/16/2013 5:51:07 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: zencycler
you catch this part of the article?

“Ms. Jeantel will be able to realize her educational aspirations in a welcoming and supportive environment.”

Because of Jeantel’s “tri-cultural, tri-lingual background” which includes fluency in Haitian Creole, Spanish, and English, Baskerville said “off of the top of my head, I would suggest that Ms. Jeantel consider Southern University New Orleans (SUNO) because of the French Creole culture in New Orleans.”

44 posted on 07/16/2013 5:52:42 PM PDT by digger48
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To: tumblindice

She could co-host a show on MSNBC with Alvin Greene. The could call it “Tardball”


45 posted on 07/16/2013 5:54:19 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: VanDeKoik

It’s nice to offer things that you know you will never have to actually pay off.

It’s like telling your 5’5” kid that you will buy him a Ferrari if he makes it to the NBA.


46 posted on 07/16/2013 5:54:20 PM PDT by mandaladon (The truth about Benghazi is all I want)
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To: zencycler

that would be “crackAs”, not crackers.....at least in Rachel’s “area”.


47 posted on 07/16/2013 5:54:34 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: tumblindice

She could co-host a show on MSNBC with Alvin Greene. The could call it “Tardball”


48 posted on 07/16/2013 5:55:14 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: mandaladon

She’s good affirmative action material all right.


49 posted on 07/16/2013 5:55:43 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: ScottinVA

*They


50 posted on 07/16/2013 5:55:52 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: mandaladon

Hamburger University - here she comes!


51 posted on 07/16/2013 5:57:57 PM PDT by Darteaus94025
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To: digger48

Fluency in English? Hmmm .. I guess we have to think of “fluency” in a different way.


52 posted on 07/16/2013 5:58:21 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: whitedog57

“Sorry, I teach at a university. I can’t imagine any university admitting that fool.”

You either teach at a pretty good school, or don’t have much imagination- and it doesn’t take much.


53 posted on 07/16/2013 5:58:36 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie
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To: mandaladon

There are so many hard working, accomplished young people who are far more deserving of a helping hand than her.

What has she done to deserve such a gift? Nothing.


54 posted on 07/16/2013 5:59:01 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: mandaladon

He should make it a black religious college because it’s going to definitely take at least a couple miracles to get her through.


55 posted on 07/16/2013 5:59:39 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Keep your powder dry.)
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To: snarkytart

I hope someone wealthy is secretly helping George and his wife...he can’t work! It is maddening...and scary that so many people are this crazy, backwards, hateful and just plain NUTS.


56 posted on 07/16/2013 6:01:00 PM PDT by Fawn (In a World of Information, Ignorance is a Choice.)
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To: mohresearcher

LOL!!!


57 posted on 07/16/2013 6:01:47 PM PDT by Fawn (In a World of Information, Ignorance is a Choice.)
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To: mandaladon

Not only does she have to choose a black college but the black college has to choose her as well.

Naw! JK! The black college isn’t gonna really have a choice on whether or not to accept her! Not if they know what’s good for them!


58 posted on 07/16/2013 6:02:40 PM PDT by uncitizen (Our days are numbered)
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To: driftdiver

In the normal course of events she would, indeed, finish high school, but would not get a diploma- would not graduate. There is probably enough pressure and threats building now that she will be awarded a diploma and her grades will be sealed or post facto changed. I would love to hear her give the valedictory at Graduation.


59 posted on 07/16/2013 6:03:07 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's EcomT"ics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: SharpRightTurn

Actually today’s colleges LOVE the remedial grade school set. It’s a CASH COW to have “professional students” on endless grants failing and repeatedly taking non-accredited courses for $$$$$! Been going on since the eighties.

They also love the up and coming “honey boo boo” set (think 3-30 age group; ADHD; on anti-depressants and permanently living with mommykins) that have (typically) a dad and mom living in separate homes, both vying and buying their children’s love. The house that has the fewest expectations and least amount of rules WINS!!!


60 posted on 07/16/2013 6:03:54 PM PDT by AbolishCSEU (Percentage of Income in CS is inversely proportionate to Mother's parenting of children)
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