Skip to comments.Tom Joyner Offers to Pay Education Costs for Trayvon Martin Friend Jeantel
Posted on 07/22/2013 5:54:24 AM PDT by YourAdHere
Trayvon Martins friend Rachel Jeantel will enjoy a full ride to any historically black college or university of her choosing thanks to radio personality, philanthropist, and media executive Tom Joyner.
The 63-year-old made an offer to pay for all of Jeantels education needs on open air July 16, and the 19-year-old accepted in an interview on HLN the following day.
If theres something that I can help her dothat she wants to doI want to help, Joyner said during a phone interview with Jeantel and her attorney, Rod Vereen, during The Tom Joyner Show.
Joyner made the offer after viewing Jeantels July 15 interview with Piers Morgan, during which Morgan asked Jeantel what she and Trayvon Martin were talking about in the numerous conversations they had during his last day of life, Feb. 26, 2012.
When Jeantel said the two had been talking about what they wanted to do in the future, Joyner noticed that Morgan gave no follow up questions as to what the teen actually plans to do with her life.
During her two days testifying in the George Zimmerman murder trial, Jeantel was scrutinized and pummeled by defense attorneys, news outlets, and social media for her communication skills and her attitude during her testimony about her friendship and final phone calls with the late Trayvon Martin.
Jeantel was the voice on the other end of the phone just minutes before Zimmerman, 29, shot Martin, 17. And though the tri-lingual teen did clarify within her first two minutes on the stand that her father is from the Dominican Republic and mother is Haitian, she was still deemed ignorant and uneducated for not having complete mastery of English, her third language, despite other full-blooded American witnesses misspeaking as well.
You have touched me, Joyner told Jeantel, before offering her a college education which she says will be connected in some way to the criminal justice system. If you want to do that, I want to help you do that. I will help you get tutors to help you get out of high school, tutors to help you pass the SAT and I will give you a full ride scholarship to any HBCU you like.
There are a total of 105 HBCU campuses in the United States of America, and one located in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Having been pilloried and ridiculed in the national media, Ms. Jeantel will be able to realize her educational aspirations in a welcoming and supportive environment, while sharing the richness of her Haitian Creole, Spanish, American tri-cultural, tri-lingual background, Lezli Baskerville, president and CEO of the National Association for Equal Opportunity, said in a statement.
While a number of HBCUs would serve her well, 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, and because SUNO has one of the nation's leading criminal justice programs, the field of study she desires to pursue, Baskerville said.
yeah I don’t imagine she will want to take this on, not cool
If she does go the only thing she will get on her test papers is drool.
Does Harvard offer a bachelor’s degree in cursive writing?
Sounds like something Tom Joyner would jump on, in a roundabout way to help fan the flames.
So, she’ll be nearly 20 if she graduates high school next year?
She’ll bankrupt the man!
I imagine all the lib professors will pencil whip her grades, and she’ll be handed a diploma she can’t read.
The tax payers in Florida already paid for her education. That did a lot of good didn’t it?
How about a more realistic goal, - - like an elementary education first??
Tom might want to pay for some remedial elementary school and high school education first. His investment is not likely to produce the results intended by college studies. First, one needs to know how to read, write and do basic math. None of these were demonstrated on the witness stand.
She needs all the education she can get.
HBCU = "Historically Black College/University"
Can I play the race card here?
He’ll go broke in two years.............
Great! Send her to IU....Imbecile University.
Do any educational institute offer an Elementary School GED?
The dipstick writer of this heartstrings drivel must have been watching a different trial than I.
I watched the entire testimony of this budding brain surgeon-ette and saw how she was treated with kid gloves and probing-but-polite questions by the defense.
And, of course, anyone on a witness stand is "scrutinized"....that's why they're on the stand in the first place.
I think everyone who watched her obnoxious shenanigans and arrogant disrespect for our legal system wanted to stick a fist through the TV and slap her upside the face.
The whole re-telling of the Trayvon case has taken on a fictitious, almost mythological life of its own.....and the idiot "journalist" above and his ilk just add to the revisionism.
Hope it makes him feel good, although a scholarship for a deserving kid would be better.
Why stop with Jeantel, Tom? There are millions like her all over the country.
That fat broad doesn’t have a third grade education and he wants to send her to college: Says more about colleges, doesn’t it?
So she would be right on par with most college football players.
Tom might as well just roll the window down and throw the money into the street because the street is where his money will end up anyway.
Ms. Jeantel: She New School - Tom Joyner - He Old...He Old School
Sad, isn’t it? College isn’t about knowledge, it is about money.
We had a FRreeper here claim that college is only for those with a 110 IQ or above and that no one under could ever graduate. lol.
It was especially nice of Joyner to make the same offer to George Zimmerman who has had his life destroyed as a result of the attack by Rachel Jeantel’s friend, Trayvon.
After all, Rachel Jeantel hasn’t had to suffer through 1% of the hell George Zimmerman has had to face and that he will face in the years to come.
You mean Joyner DIDN’T offer to pay for Zimmerman’;s college?
He is only interested in helping the black girl, not the “white hispanic”?
Why, that’s racist!
Won’t cost him much, because she won’t make it past the first semester.
Limiting her to a choice of HBCUs keeps her from flunking out of a real college in the first semester.
Will it take college to teach her read ‘curses’?
This is assuming she will be accepted into a college. But then, the acceptance standards are pretty low.
It would do more good if he threw the money out the window as he drove down the street.
Isn’t she a little too old for first grade?
let me guess . . If that POS Barack were a young woman,,, he would be just like Rachel,,,, but prettier...
Hey, I’m all for this. It’s his money, let him do it. But I hope the media follows up on this. I want to see where she’s at four years from now. She could prove everyone wrong.... or prove them right.
Her free ride is her problem, not a solution. This will destroy her, or what is left of her.
All you have to do Jeantel is SHUT UP and QUIT GIVING INTERVIEWS! You didn’t mean to say that Trayvon was afraid he was a gay stalker, get it? That NEVER HAPPENED! If you want me to sign this check you’ll listen to me Jeantel.
I’m guessing that there are some “other expenses” involved with being Rachel Jaentel.
Free has no value.
She may actually get into a school, but she will not get a job as a result of being in school, as one of two things will happen.
1. She drops out.
2. She gets a degree that has no value.
In the end she will not value the opportunity, because it never cost her anything.
Free has no value.
they would have to factor in costs for hair, college nails and fashion
Some years in the future, Rachel will undoubtedly write a book about her experiences with the Martin/Zimmerman case and about her education. It will be claimed to be hers, but it will be the work of a ghost-writer.
I’m curious, how do people who can’t read and write cursive sign their name? With an ‘x’ or something?
HBCU, like Howard University, the HBCU where the law school students, presumably the cream of the crop, stood up and cheered when the OJ verdict was read.
He got a stash, he can spend the cash.
“Im curious, how do people who cant read and write cursive sign their name? With an x or something?”
Good question lets “Axe” it.
Unfortunately for her, if she got that deal, she probably wouldn't be able to afford a semester at a decent school.
I wouldn't be surprised, however, if she should finish her freshman year with under a 2.0 GPA, if her scholarship money should suddenly disappear.
Either she’ll find out the hard way liberals somehow forget to complete their promises or the liberal will find out he pissed away his money never really completing even a 3rd Grade curriculum and she be using dat money for new school good times.