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Trayvon Martin's Friend, Rachel Jeantel, Offered A Full College Scholarship
Business Insider ^ | 07/16/2013 | Pamela Engel

Posted on 07/16/2013 9:10:55 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Radio personality Tom Joyner has offered Rachel Jeantel, the friend of Trayvon Martin who spoke to him shortly before he died, a full scholarship to any Historically Black College or University she chooses. The website Joyner founded, BlackAmericaWeb.com, confirmed the news. Jeantel spoke to Joyner on his radio show Tuesday morning.

He said to her: "If you want to graduate from high school, and go to an HBCU, even if it’s not in Florida but especially Florida,like Florida Memorial, Edward Waters or FAMU, if you want to do that, I want to help you do that. 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."

Joyner said he was moved by Jeantel's testimony. The funding for the scholarship will come from the Tom Joyner Foundation.

Jeantel reluctantly took the stand to testify for the prosecution in the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman. She told the courtroom that she heard Martin say "get off, get off" before the call cut out and Zimmerman shot him. During her testimony, which spanned two days, she was mocked online by people insulting her dress, mannerisms, and intelligence.

Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges on Saturday.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: college; jeantel; joyner; racheljeantel; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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To: SeekAndFind

No doubt she be study noo-klee-ur fizziks.


151 posted on 07/16/2013 9:58:28 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Radio personality Tom Joyner has offered Rachel Jeantel, the friend of Trayvon Martin who spoke to him shortly before he died, a full scholarship to any Historically Black College or University she chooses. The website Joyner founded, BlackAmericaWeb.com, confirmed the news. Jeantel spoke to Joyner on his radio show Tuesday morning.

He said to her: "If you want to graduate from high school, and go to an HBCU, even if it’s not in Florida but especially Florida, like Florida Memorial, Edward Waters or FAMU, if you want to do that, I want to help you do that. 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."

"But once you are there, I cannot help you to fit through the door. That one's on you."

152 posted on 07/16/2013 9:59:04 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: SeekAndFind

You could allocate the entire US military budget to this woman’s education and you’d be pissing away every last dollar.


153 posted on 07/16/2013 9:59:20 AM PDT by JCBontheloose
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To: SeekAndFind
Do the offer a Cursive major?
154 posted on 07/16/2013 9:59:58 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: tanknetter
If he were genuine he’d be offering her immediate accademic assistance in the form of tutors and a private school education.

I guess reading comprehension isn't your strong suit! From the article:

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."

155 posted on 07/16/2013 10:00:07 AM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: SeekAndFind

If it don’t come wid a full meal plan, I don’t want it!! And a whip, I need a whip. And some bling.


156 posted on 07/16/2013 10:01:38 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: al_c
Does she even have a high school diploma yet?

No. She is 19 years old and going into 12th grade. She's definitely college material.

157 posted on 07/16/2013 10:07:22 AM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - shall not be questioned)
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To: SeekAndFind

Pygmalion Part Deux. How disgustingly patronizing. Joyner sees himself as Henry Higgins, with Rachel Jeantel as a porcine flower girl rescued from a life on the streets.


158 posted on 07/16/2013 10:09:20 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: SeekAndFind
I don't know who Tom Joyner is but I'll give him credit for not being a self righteous meat-sack just using her.

All the other "supporters" limited their involvement to tweets and a chance for ratings. This guy is putting money where his mouth is. It may not be (all) his money but his name is on that foundation and he will be tied to her to some extent.

159 posted on 07/16/2013 10:10:03 AM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: SeekAndFind

160 posted on 07/16/2013 10:14:07 AM PDT by red-dawg
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To: SeekAndFind

Her first class should be Cursive 101


161 posted on 07/16/2013 10:16:34 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SeekAndFind

Lifetime welfare queen or college graduate. Money for nothing and my purple drank for free. I want my EBT.


162 posted on 07/16/2013 10:18:21 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: al_c

“Does she even have a high school diploma yet?”

She’s on the six year plan.


163 posted on 07/16/2013 10:19:01 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: tired&retired
Would be so nice to unsee that . . .

As for the university professor in question, does he believe (i.e. with respect to his beliefs on God) that Satan is a “fan of man” and “the last humanist”? because it certainly is not God that is whipping up race hatred in the USA, especially where it did not previously exist. (Never mind the other countries in the world that are far more racist than here.)
164 posted on 07/16/2013 10:21:13 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: ChocChipCookie
Better to help her figure out a skill she enjoys...

Why do I think her skill set has something to do with food and eating.

165 posted on 07/16/2013 10:21:39 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: circlecity

Maybe barber or clown college


166 posted on 07/16/2013 10:23:01 AM PDT by winodog
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To: GOPJ

I imagine that a lot of students, black and white, can’t read cursive all over this country. They don’t teach it any more. I think that is pitiful, IMHO.


167 posted on 07/16/2013 10:23:23 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SeekAndFind

She needs money for remedial reading first.


168 posted on 07/16/2013 10:25:26 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: kitkat

Hmmm. Lyin’ in court?


169 posted on 07/16/2013 10:26:26 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Like offering her a free condo on the moon, with the caveat that she has to get herself there.


170 posted on 07/16/2013 10:26:54 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I tell you, the world has been turned upside down! Cretins as heroes!


171 posted on 07/16/2013 10:29:20 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: ChocChipCookie

Better to help her figure out a skill she enjoys...”

Food taster?


172 posted on 07/16/2013 10:48:08 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: All
"Trayvon Martin's Friend, Rachel Jeantel,
Offered A Full College Scholarship."




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173 posted on 07/16/2013 10:55:12 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: SeekAndFind

Good for her.


174 posted on 07/16/2013 10:58:18 AM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (People in America are still tried in the courts rather than by left-wing protesters or by the media.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Does the scholarship include a translator?


175 posted on 07/16/2013 10:59:06 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: BO Stinkss

“Why a black college?”

Because they’re easier.

I suspect that some black colleges such as Morehouse have higher academic standards than many state colleges. Because they are private they can discriminate and they don’t have to worry about affirmative action.

CC


176 posted on 07/16/2013 11:03:56 AM PDT by Captain Compassion
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To: SeekAndFind; Revolting cat!
Here's to a promising new future.


177 posted on 07/16/2013 12:00:24 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: dfwgator

She is the product of an inferior culture, that has inferior values.
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“Inferior culture”? That would be the current mainstream American culture now as advanced by the public schools (and some private schools also).


178 posted on 07/16/2013 12:00:42 PM PDT by House Atreides ( D)
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To: Olog-hai

Do books on tape sound any different when the original manuscript is in cursive?

Do they sound like they are on PBS or something???


179 posted on 07/16/2013 12:01:36 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: rktman
I bet she could be trained to be a community agitator, uh, I mean organizer.
180 posted on 07/16/2013 12:01:40 PM PDT by my right
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To: circlecity

I didn’t know they gave scholarships to Romper Room.


181 posted on 07/16/2013 12:20:59 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: abb

Will Moochie Obama bus walk her to school every day?


182 posted on 07/16/2013 12:24:06 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: circlecity
Fat Camp, then Kindergarten Kollege.
183 posted on 07/16/2013 12:25:42 PM PDT by Old North State
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To: SeekAndFind

Can I has da money instead?


184 posted on 07/16/2013 12:28:01 PM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh great, just what we need, another lawyer.

Just imagine if Rush was to give some kid a full
scholarship to a Historically White College.

Time to get over the racial hobby horse ya’ll.


185 posted on 07/16/2013 12:30:43 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: CodeToad
"You can have reading skills less than that of a 3rd grader and get into college."

She's more than qualified to be a journalist, since the newspaper articles they write are geared toward those with a grade school education.

186 posted on 07/16/2013 12:32:03 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: EDINVA

Me either, but have you ever looked at the average SAT scores for historically black colleges? It should be embarrassing, but it’s not to them. The majority of those kinds of schools are filled with students that could never get into any other 4-year institution. I’ve seen a lot of historically black schools with SAT *averages* below 400 pts a section. With scores like that you should be retaking middle school classes, not entering college.


187 posted on 07/16/2013 12:32:23 PM PDT by same old song
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To: SeekAndFind

This INCENSES me. If someone saw this very developmentally disabled girl on TV and wanted to help her, best find a really well paying yet simple job for her to do, something she could stick with for 30 years. Manning the phones or supplies at a small manual labor firm, construction, plumbing, anything like that. Make her the “sole” one of whatever she is, and pay her a bit more than she is worth, and expect growth from her, and as long as she is trying hard, keep her job secure for a couple years. Help her afford some training classes.

But freaking COLLEGE??

Not everyone and their dog needs to go to college!! She would feel like a failure there, and it would not give her a job anyway! If she is 17 and can’t read, she is NOT MOTIVATED enough to do any kind of study. The guy would be better off throwing his money off the freeway.

It’s insulting to regularly abled students, it’s hurtful to other kids with disabilities (she is clearly at the very least, “learning disabled.”). I have a precious son with an IQ below 90 and he is brilliant compared to her.


188 posted on 07/16/2013 12:34:38 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: red-dawg

That was great! (Photos of Biden and o)


189 posted on 07/16/2013 12:37:22 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

Never underestimate a college administrator wanting a “star” to attend their college.

Second, never underestimate professors rationalizing giving passing grades to incompetent students when political correctness is involved.


190 posted on 07/16/2013 12:39:56 PM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: listenhillary

True, but those parts of human nature SUCK!!

Think of an underprivileged student of any race, doing as well as he can, with a burning desire to go to college and study hard to become a profession college actually helps with, but he can’t afford all the loans and is working his tush off to get scholarships.

And this girl is forced to testify on TV and expose her utter lack of anything remotely shaped like talent and ability, and SHE gets the full ride???

[sorry, I know two african American boys who are great people who really want to go to college and are trying so hard. One has a brother killed by a gang, and the other has a father with a progressive terrible disease. This star power crap just makes me mad.]


191 posted on 07/16/2013 12:49:31 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m sure that there are many that could put that scholarship to better use.


192 posted on 07/16/2013 1:06:15 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Fight the culture of nothing.)
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To: Mike Darancette

What a mean thing to do to this poor soul! She is being exploited and isn’t intelligent enough to recognize it. Now, her failure to matriculate will only nosedive her life the more. She is the latest democrips pawn.


193 posted on 07/16/2013 1:07:51 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Great. We will soon have another educated beyond her intelligence level idiot running round using big words in the wrong context. It's epidemic among blacks.

"Validate that. I do believe the posthumous expression of your creative objectivity will in time be a reactionary formulation"

194 posted on 07/16/2013 1:09:17 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: ladyjane

I’m wondering when she will be charged with perjury and Joyner is praising her. Up really is down now, isn’t it? (Was going to say black is white but wouldn’t want to offend the permanently aggrieved.)


195 posted on 07/16/2013 1:16:22 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: SeekAndFind

She’s 19 and still in High School.

Must be nice to be able to flush tens of thousands of dollars down a toilet.


196 posted on 07/16/2013 1:17:10 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: All

didn’t they do this for that hooker from the Duke case that ended up killing her baby daddy?


197 posted on 07/16/2013 1:17:33 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: Smokin' Joe
I think his money is safe

And he knows it .

His grand gesture will cost him nothing while gaining him some kind of publicity/notoriety he wants.

198 posted on 07/16/2013 1:20:51 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely expressed as advice)
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To: All

da essatee racis we new generation done wit essateas.


199 posted on 07/16/2013 1:22:39 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t think she has the stuff for any real college, so maybe this radio guy knows a bunch of sub-standard places she can fit in, who knows?


200 posted on 07/16/2013 1:25:07 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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