Things are looking up for Rachel Jeantel, the witness in the Trayvon Martin trial who was called uneducated by juror B37. The 19-year-old accepted radio personality Tom Joyner’s offer to pay for her to attend a historically black college. Joyner explained the offer in an open letter, referring to “all the young people in this country who, through no fault of their own, find yourself living in underserved communities and not yet figuring out your way in this world.
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Rather Read, 7/18/2013 8:23:20 AM (No. 9429926)
Back in the day, some of the historically Black colleges were beacons of hope and learning and graduated outstanding men and women. Now? I don´t know. I fear they have been infected with post modern rot like the Ivies have.
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The Architect, 7/18/2013 8:44:04 AM (No. 9429970)
I question the standards of a college that would accept a candidate like this. She can´t write or read and is barely able to communicate except in some local semi-coherent patois. Worse, she exhibits an inability to think analytically. This is a disaster waiting to happen. Maybe if she had about 10 years of intense remedial work first.....?
I hope she does well, I really do. Our education system is a nightmare and only getting worse. Back in the day, getting a good education could lift people out of poverty and terrible living situations. Not so much now.
This is child abuse. To set this girl up for such massive failure is cruel. If he wanted to help, he should put her in a secondary school for people with learning problems, or a trade school. If it turns out she really is smart and just horribly undedicated, she would have a foundation to move to something more challenging. Poor thing. She has no idea what it will be like when her fifteen minutes are over.
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Old Army Vet, 7/18/2013 9:13:13 AM (No. 9430034)
I saw the interview with the racist Sharpton. What a joke that was. Racist Sharpton kept tossing her softballs and she kept booting them. She couldn´t put together a cogent thought. I doubt that she can speak any other language. She certainly can´t speak English. If she goes to college I doubt that she will last more than one semester, if that. Jeantel is a product of our governments failed school system. More money is not the answer. Parental involvement is much more important. As for racist Sharpton, I don´t understand how anyone, except a true racist, can be a viewer on a steady basis.
Rachel will never pass an SAT test. If the "historically black college" waives the SAT, she will never graduate from remedials to take actual college courses. Tom Joyner is using this ignorant young woman for his own publicity.
How about let them try? Joyner can boast if she succeeds & she won´t be any worse off for her future if she doesn´t. Does you really want to see more failure for any youth? What a bunch of pointy stick pokers.
I hope she takes him up on this. First, tho, she needs to learn to speak English and I´m willing to bet she will need refresher courses on numbers and alphabet. I´m not being mean. I worked in a state office that dealt with welfare women. They´d come to the office carrying their new baby and had to sign in and give us the baby´s name. I can´t tell you how many had no idea how to spell their child´s name.
Worked for a company that needed to fill two positions in the Engineering Dept. Candidates had to be able to add and subtract four-digit integers, accurately measure and draw lines in inches and millimeters, and add simple mixed fractions. Several candidates applied that were recent grads of a nearby ´traditionally black college´. None of these candidates came close to passing the test. Any graduate of middle school should have been able to pass the test. Since then my reaction to the term ´traditionally black college´ is to infer ´Diploma Mill´. Pay the money and get your parchment. FYI: the typcial score of these ´graduates´ was in the 20 to 30 percent range. And each of these persons had recently graduated with a Batchelor of Arts. (four year curriculum)
And why has Joyner limited her to a historically black college? (Never heard of Joyner, but assume he´s black. If a white person had said he wouldn´t pay for her to attend a historically white school, he´d be attacked.)
Winston-Salem State University (historically black university) has been recently accused of grade inflation by two former professors. Nothing has been made of this in the local or national news - one blip and it´s gone. Unfortunately, they also have a nursing school.
She will graduate with "honors" (yet still won´t be able to read "cursive")....she will be hired by a left leaning Fortune 500 company as a "diversity manager" (G.E., Progressive Insurance etc. ...essentially doing nothing for a six figure salary until she becomes such an embarrassment (or liability) that her job will be "downsized"....at which point she will lawyer up and sue the company for millions in a discrimination suit....they will settle out of court for $500K and she will be back on the dole in two years or less - I can´t count how many times I have seen this play out in corporate America.
Isn´t that discriminatory? All she did was be a witness at a trial. How does that qualify her above other young black kids who are going to lug around the burden of crushing federal debt to pay for their college? What signal does it send?
This is a great deal for her, after she is donated a high school diploma in about 20 years. It´s too bad Joyner couldn´t have made this offer to someone who is actually qualified through dedication and hard work.
Hmm. Reminds me of how Tawana Brawley was showered with expensive gifts. I believe Bill Cosby gave her a Rolex watch, amongst other things. (Always wondered if he regretted that once her fraud was exposed)
But Rachel is less of a fraud than Brawley was. And look at what a fabulous witness she turned out to be ... for the defense.
So I hope this young woman does get an appropriate education -- that some good, decent teacher takes Rachel under her wing and helps her learn something other than leftist bilge.
Maybe she will end up being the Governor of Florida, she could not do worse then the current wimpy Republican Governor who is there now, who assigned Angela Corey as the Chief Prosecutor of the Zimmerman case.
Here we go again...some people on this thread (and others) need to watch themselves.. don´t descend to the liberal level. A gentle joke is fine but I thought some of you could have had a speck of compassion for this poor girl.
Tom Joyner ought to hire a personal trainer and stylists to help in the transformation.
The young girl as all young girls are attracted to young men. College is not going to be the major driving force in RJ´s life.
She is already a victim blaming forces outside herself for her life options. Too bad.
Maybe the obMaos could foster her? For Trayvon´s sake? Ya right!! The rising rich socialists foster their own dreams and pad their own nests.
I disagree that she isn´t capable by genetics or nature to make a transition from the ghetto but that she hasn´t the inner drive to do so. Remember the dutchman (?) who went to the Amazon and married an indian girl and brought her to Jersey I believe? She went back to a culture where she could be raped with impunity, hit, etc. She left her children to her white husband and in spite of having seen Walmart went back to grub eating all for missing the female society of her culture.
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