Radio Host Offers Rachel Jeantel a Full Ride to College

Dana Ford, CNN, July 17, 2013


On Tuesday, radio host Tom Joyner offered Rachel Jeantel, a friend who was on the phone with Trayvon Martin the night he was killed, a full ride to college.

Jeantel, 19, spoke to CNN’s “Piers Morgan Live” on Monday night.

Joyner said he was so touched by what she said then, and during her testimony during the trial of George Zimmerman, that he was moved to help.


“Rachel, here’s my offer to you. If you want to graduate from high school and go to an HBCU, even if it’s not in Florida but especially Florida … If you want to do that, I want to help you do that,” Joyner said during his radio show Tuesday, referring to historically black colleges and universities.

“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, who said she might want to go into law enforcement, thanked Joyner.

The host later appeared on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Live” Tuesday night.



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  • Astrophysics at Cal Tech?

    Probably not.

    • Jefferson

      Rachel Jeantel can not even spell astrophysics.

      • Don’t you mean “astrology”? Miz Rachel, she be fom Haiti, and can tell yo fortune, sho’ ’nuff and be’s readin palms, gnome sayin?

    • Erasmus

      He should offer her something she can use: A lifetime supply of Popeye’s, malt liquor and Kools.

  • This hoochie won’t even make it one semester.
    As long as I’m not paying for it, I say go for it, then bury the story when she drops out, or flunks out.

    • The__Bobster

      Here’s another famous Bantu stoodint who made good:

      Mangum made national headlines in March 2006, when the then NC Central student and exotic dancer claimed three Duke Lacrosse players sexually assaulted her during a performance at a team party inside a house near Duke’s campus.

      A year later, Attorney General Roy Cooper dropped all charges saying there was no credible evidence and that the three former players were victims of a tragic rush to accuse.

      Former D.A. Mike Nifong was later disbarred and was accused of withholding DNA evidence that would have cleared the players.

      Mangum went into hiding, then graduated from NCCU in 2008 with a degree in police psychology. Later that year she released a memoir, “The Last Dance for Grace: The Crystal Mangum Story”.

      Then last year, Mangum was arrested and charged with attempted murder, arson and child abuse after a domestic dispute with her ex-boyfriend – a different man than the person involved in the incident Sunday.

      • You forgot to mention that she is currently out on bond for actually having successfully murdered another boyfriend.

    • willbest

      It might be a learning experience for the host.

  • Creepy as a cracker!

    A condition for the scholarship is that she attend a historically black college or university. Looks like she will have her PHD. in about 18 months. I bet you she still wont be able to read and write cursive.

    • Great; let her waste class and instructor time at Ghetto Walrus U. It’s no skin off any genuine human’s nose.

  • MekongDelta69

    If you want [are able] to graduate from high school and go to an HBCU

    What if she wanted to go to a normal college?
    nvm – she’d have to learn cursive.

    I will help you get tutors to get you out of high school, tutors to help you pass the SAT…

    I would hate to see the bill for all those ‘tutors’!
    And besides – what does she need tutors for. She has a 3.0!

    • dukem1

      She’s above average!!!
      What a gal!!!

    • Irishgirl

      I’ll state the obvious: anyone who needs tutors to “get out of” high skoo and pass the SAT doesn’t belong in college.

  • anarchyst

    This “roads scholar” would have to pass 5th grade first . . .

    • Funruffian

      Rhodes scholar.

      • He means “rodes scholar”, as in “Rachel rodes da hell out of Trayvon’s d–k.

        Oh yes, she will be a Rodes Scholar at college.

      • anarchyst

        I was being facetious–I did mean “roads scholar”. . . Rachel Jeantel has a negative GPA . . .

  • Creepy as a cracker!

    Pure propaganda!

  • Jefferson

    A bachelor’s degree from a HBCU is about as worthless as a bachelor’s degree from a university in Haiti.

    • Nick Gherz

      With her degree & a dollar, she could get a bag of skittles.

      • It’s funny; I actually used to like Skittles. On the other hand, I started 10 more gallons of watermelon hard cider fermenting on Wednesday.

      • mobilebay

        I’m not familiar with “Skittles.” Are they candy? Cookies? Will someone enlighten me, please?All during the trial, there were references to them, but I never heard an explanation. Thanks.

        • Fruit-flavored candy with a hard shell and an annoyingly chewy inside, they come in bits about the same size as M&Ms or Reces Pieces.

          • mobilebay

            Thanks, Michael. They don’t sound too appetitizing. Think I’ll pass.

    • GeneticsareDestiny

      In a sane world it would be worthless. In today’s world it will be her ticket to a cushy government job where she’ll make at least $80,000/year.

  • ncpride

    Only in America would a half-wit, disrespectful, perjuring black get a free ride to college. But hey, as long as we don’t have to foot the bill, whatever.

  • Spartacus

    “Jeantel, who said she might want to go into law enforcement…”


    How exactly is this ghetto walrus gonna pass the fitness exams ?

    • Look, she has a 3.0 GPA in a high school yet can’t recognize cursive writing. Therefore, her school has a policy that anything less than a B is an affront to social justice.

      If Ron Henderson (St. Lousians will know who I’m talking about) could pass the SLPD fitness test, then Rachel Jeantel will be able to be a cop in any department she wants. Maybe even FBI.

      • Maybe a janitor in a city office building. No way she could work fast enough to be considered for a job in the lodging (hotel/motel) industry.

        Her future is in ASCME employment. She sit at counter gabbing a until someone enters and then “harumpf” when she has to get up to go get of file something for a white person.

        • IstvanIN

          Actually all the janitor jobs have gone to Hispanics. Even Tom Sowell wrote about that.

    • Romulus

      Become one of the biggest loser contestants!

    • borogirl54

      She is going to have to lose weight and get fit to pass the basic physical fitness exam for law enforcement. I wonder if Tom Joyner is going to pay for that too.

    • Greg Thomas

      Fitness exam? Half the brown female cops cruising around in Los Angeles look just like her.

  • dave

    now thats affirmative action at its best. only in america can a lowlife black neanderthal get a scholarship from those evil racist whites.

  • The__Bobster

    What a pantload!

    One substantial block of evidence that it kept to itself until a whistleblower alerted the defense was the content of Martin’s cell phone. On Tuesday night of this week, phone expert Richard Connor made a detailed presentation. Although the jury was not present, the respective attorneys were, as were the media.

    For dubious and probably reversible reasons, Judge Debra Nelson disallowed Connor’s testimony, but prosecutors have known for many months about the downward spiral of Martin’s life. In the course of his close, de la Rionda called Martin an “innocent young boy” and made several other allusions to that effect. He was intentionally deceiving the jury. Martin was neither little nor innocent.

    Consider the following exchange from November 2011, three months before the shooting. After Martin told a female friend he was “tired and sore” from a fight, she asked him why he fought.


    The fight followed the mixed martial arts (MMA) format. A day later, Martin would tell a friend that his opponent “got mo hits cause in da 1st round he had me on da ground nd I couldn’t do ntn.”

    As the girl complained, Martin was “always” fighting. He was also something of a sadist. His opponent, after all, did not bleed enough. Why might this be relevant?

  • shmo123

    Isn’t she the perfect example of someone who shouldn’t be going to college? After hearing her speak, I thought maybe a maid, or janitor.

    • Yale2001

      Good observation. Back in a couple of decades ago we knew if we would be “college material” or not. We were all pretty honest with ourselves. Those that were not still went into vocational professions, worked hard, did well and lived very respectful lives. Now we lie and tell everyone they can be neurosurgeons, scientist, attorneys. The only way to make this work is to lower the bell curve and this is destroying us all.

  • The__Bobster

    I just love the way that Zulu celebrities can openly show racial and racist solidarity. Now if only Whites were allowed to do that.

  • David Ashton

    An Emeritus Professor at Penn?

  • sbuffalonative

    Pearls before swine? Silk purse, sow’s ear?

  • MekongDelta69

    Reminds me of something…



  • Dave4088

    First up on the course list: remedial cursive for ghetto dwellers 100.

    Given the low standards of HBCU’s, those are about the only schools she could get into.

  • Funruffian

    The prerequisites for Blacks to matriculate are about half of what is required from a White person. In Jeantel’s case you need an IQ of about 72, a reading comprehension level of a 5th grader, and arithmetic skills of a 1st grader.
    Does she pass the muster??

  • JohnEngelman

    “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.”

    Will the tutors teach Rachel Jeantel how to write cursive, or will she take a remedial course for that in college?

    • I think remedial cursive is one of those courses that are only available in the coursebook that only football and men’s basketball scholarship athletes seem to have access to.

  • My guess is that Trayvon’s “volunteering of 600 service hours” was court ordered.

  • bigone4u

    The dead St. Trayvon is now joined by the very much alive St. Rachel, whose brilliance and personal sacrifice merits a free college education. The American media shows little discretion in whom it nominates to sainthood. The one requirement is that you be black.

  • JohnEngelman

    I am old enough to remember when students were divided between those who were considered to be “college material” and those who were not. What have we gained from the ridiculous dogma that everyone can benefit from a college education?

    • WR_the_realist

      All we have gained is a steady supply of taxpayer subsidized bodies to prop up higher education. There is more money to be made in teaching 1000 students with government guaranteed loads remedial English than there is in teaching 50 students biochemistry.

    • Romulus

      In the immortal words of Ted Knight,… “The world needs ditch diggers too!!!”

      • JohnEngelman

        We need retail sales clerks and people to wait on tables. We do not need to pay them wretchedly.

        • Romulus

          Pay scale is dictated by market scale and value, not what people think they deserve! It was just a little humor John. I tire of being high brow all the time. I do it enough forty hours a week.

          • JohnEngelman

            The effects of market scale and value have been altered by minimum wages and labor unions in ways that benefited millions of Americans and expanded the middle class.

            Many on this website are nostalgic for the 1950s. One third of the work force was unionized. Now it is about twelve percent. Labor unions raise wages for those not in unions because their employers are required to compete with union wages.

          • What helped the unions’ cause in that time period was that the borders weren’t wide open, immigration was restricted to white people of relatively similar ethnic lineages to the ethnic mix already present in the country, and non-white illegal aliens and temporarily legal aliens were actually being deported.

          • JohnEngelman

            What you say is true. Unfortunately many liberals, including those who claim to be friends of labor, have difficulty understanding that. A high rate of immigration interferes with nearly everything else that liberals desire.

          • Luca

            Unions don’t give a hoot about protecting the American workers’ wages otherwise they would have been marching on Washington 20 years ago. They go along with the leftist agenda of importing cheap labor so one day they can unionize hispanic toilet bowl cleaners, bus boys and gardeners. They laugh all the way to the bank.

          • Romulus

            Yes, blah ,blah,blah. I don’t need a history lesson, John. Feelings have nothing to do with economics. Since the fifties , the planet has added 5 billion people. From simply calculating the necessary resource inputs to match for current scale of consumption, economies cannot grow without an ever increasing source. Resources are finite. Money is merely the medium of exchange that the resources represent. It doesn’t matter whatsoever if people “feel ” that they deserve to all make what they wish. You cannot grow beyond carrying capacity or economies won’t work. Our system is global and not limited to north America.

          • JohnEngelman

            Our economy is more productive per capita than in the past. If the benefits of this productivigy was distributed more equitably, rather than going to ever higher rates of executive compensation we could raise salaries for those who do work that is necessary for our economy, but poorly paid.

          • Romulus

            I’ve worked in the beltway for years now and I can tell you that you are misinformed. The economy is being artificially supported with monopoly money. Any supposed growth is going down the black hole of the 17 trillion dollars in debt that America owes. The BAKKEN is only producing because of the LNG from the fracking of the Marcellus shale. As long as the gas is there in sufficient quantity to process the shale, it will produce a quality yield. So why is odummy holding up the approval of the xl pipeline that will aide in transport of this previous commodity for refinement? Answer, continue to support the middle east by buying product so that the region doesn’t further into turmoil and spill into other regions. That hasn’t worked out so well. Not to mention that we don’t keep all our product here either. The world uses 85 million barrels a day. That is what I do. Im an Energy engineer. The greater the level of growth, the faster the rate of consumption, . The faster the rate of consumption, the higher the rate of decay. Now extrapolate this fact on the global stage. You will never communize the whole world. History has demonstrated what an abysmal failure socialism/communism. Is. I can’t believe that you seem to support it.

          • Luca

            A person with one child making $25,000 a year part time, lives about as well as the person working two jobs making $60,000 a year due to the wonderful concept of distribution.

            Socialism/communism is great for the person who produces less and sweats less. It simply isn’t fair because eventually more people start thinking “Why should I work twice as hard when I can make just as much sitting on my sofa?”

            That’s why communism couldn’t keep up with the productivity of the West. The workers only did just enough not to get sent to the Gulag.

            What do you think happens anywhere in the universe when you reward failure and punish success? Whatever is getting rewarded, is what you’ll get more of. It’s as simple as that.

          • Romulus

            There is no such thing as egalitarianism. It doesNOT exist in nature. We are still part of earth and subject to it’s laws. Human law does not trump nature or the facts of geology and the known laws of physics. If you cannot recognize this, I cannot be of any help to you.

          • Luca

            All the world’s problems can be traced to over population. Aside from that, the third world is no longer content with rickshaws, bicycles and oxcarts. Now they must have scooters, motorcycles and small autos.

            Scientists always think we can come up with new ways to produce more food but the current paradigm of unlimited growth is a house of cards with a stiff breeze on the horizon. Even if they find ways to produce more food per acre or irrigate more acres, they are still left with a finite supply of energy (with minor exceptions that are underdeveloped) and an ever increasing amount of waste material that has to go somewhere.

            War has been our only means of population control and it is sad that the two world wars involved the decimation of the European populations.

          • If we created a slight labor shortage by deporting every illegal alien, the unskilled citizens would make more money.

            This isn’t rocket science, John!

          • Luca

            Whatever the market will bear. There should be no minimum wage, but people should be paid what they are worth for the job they are doing. People do not go into business to pay their employees what they demand. They pay them at a rate that gets the most productivity without them quitting for a better job.

            Cracks me up when grocery clerks demand a living wage of $25 an hour or go on strike. All they do is scan bar codes and they think they are worth a skilled labor rate.That’s why we now have automated self-service check out stands. They have priced themselves out of a job.

            If people want a better paying job they should acquire better skills, and education then seek employment elsewhere while working their way up the ladder.

            If minimum wage were lowered, more people could be employed. An employer would have a choice of offering jobs to two people at $4 per hour as opposed to 1 person at $8 per hour. Not every job is designed to raise a family of five. Entry level jobs would put more young people, part-timers and senior people to work but now they are spoiled by unemployment/welfare checks which destroys all motivation.

            People don’t look beyond the liberal chants about a living wage. Every concept has consequences. We were a better nation when kids could easily get an entry-level, low wage job, build a resume, get skills, learn work habits and help pay their own tuition. They learned to respect the money they worked for rather than expect more money to be handed to them.

  • Shouldn’t she (it) finish high school first?

    • WR_the_realist

      Shouldn’t she finish 3rd grade first?

  • ncpride

    Exactly. It’s infuriating. Rewarding and defending their thuggish, ghetto actions courtesy of none other than the biggest shakedown artist in America. $harpton…

  • Luca

    Worth repeating;

    If someone with her IQ can get through college, I should be able to come up with a cure for cancer in the next 15 minutes.

  • shawnmer

    She’s 19, just finished now her junior year, and still can’t read! And he thinks paying this slug’s tuition is a worthwhile investment?

    • JohnEngelman

      If she finished her junior year that was because of social promotion. I wonder at what grade she reads at. If she cannot read cursive I lack confidence that she can read much beyond comic books.

    • borogirl54

      That is sad, when I was 17 years 11 months and about 40 days I already had my high school diploma. She is 19 and just completed her junior year?

  • A Freespeechzone

    The woman can’t read cursive! Is she going to go to college in Haiti? Dominican Republic?

    Given she can’t read, HOW can she even be given a HS Diploma?

    If she represents the future of the USA, China has already won.

    By the way, the Chinese aren’t into ‘freebies’.

  • Spartacus


  • Romulus

    Let’s see if she can ride her tricycle around the bell curve. If mumbles can finish high school and get past her freshman year , we might as well throw out our diplomas. Someone else will probably be carrying her all the way through, while we had to earn ours.

  • Romulus

    This logical post has exactly followed the educational paradigm since the black revolution of the sixties.

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    Jared Taylor in a video said that Martin was a dedicated Tweeter and quoted a few tweets from his Twitter account, and needless to say, they were NOT about church or community service. If Martin had a Facebook or other social networking account undoubtedly it would contain pictures of marijuana plants, guns, grills, rims, sexually suggestive images, pictures of him pulling $100 bills out of his mouth, and all the other things that black “youths” are known to post on such accounts. In fact, it would be instructive to have a complete archive of such an account, but it was doubtless pulled shortly after this whole sordid story broke. Down the memory hole the real record of Martin’s interests went.

  • borogirl54

    From what I understand, at the time of the shooting, Trayvon was supposedly suspended from school when he brought marijuana to class.

  • IKantunderstand

    I can’t stand our country anymore. I can’t. Look, I firmly believe that Blacks know they are less intelligent than Whites, in fact, I know they do. (Too many Black friends back in the day,when we got high together and talked). Women are also not as smart as men. If Tom Joyner wants to support the Black community, why doesn’t he offer to pay for a scholarship for Trayvon’s brother? Three hundred pounds of snarling attitude, is not college material. This country is hellbent on a course of equality of outcome. Such a lovely sentiment. So completely freaking unrealistic, it begs the question: Have you F’ing lost your minds? Is the importance of equality, more important than that the nation survives? They have made perfectly clear that the answer is YES. Dang, I’m sorry I forgot to post my no paragraph rant warning. Let me me make myself perfectly clear: I’m not stupid, I understand the demands for reparations. Blacks did not have an opportunity to build capital while they were slaves. Duh. However, they have had YEARS to build up capital. I will not bore you with the facts of Blacks who chose not to work hard and use the land they received in the most productive fashion. I will not bore you with the facts, that although Blacks were freed, they still did nothing. I won’t point out that all the Black migration to the north for union jobs, that paid extraordinarily well, still in fact, did not help Blacks accumulate capital. It certainly helped the Whites to accumulate capital,and they had the SAME jobs.I won’t bring up the Irish, or the Italians, or the Poles, and the prejudice they faced. Nope. I’m not going to bring up any of it. I lied. We can’t make Blacks any smarter than God made them. It is time everybody acknowledges the fact that Blacks are dumber than Whites. The fact that Blacks are dumber than everybody. Nothing in this God forsaken country works anymore. Nothing is done efficiently. I hate what this country has turned into: A paradise for stupid affirmative action hired coloreds, the inability of talented smart poor Whites to get a shot at college(no matter how worthless), this country is literally turning into a third world country hell in front of our eyes. Think about the immigrants who come here. They don’t want to be Americans. They are here solely to make money. WE don’t need them. I am truly beginning to HATE my so called country. I don’t feel like it is mine anymore. It’s everybody’s. An by everybody’s , I mean what I have been told: Muslims with head scarves, who refuse to be photographed showing their face, and they allow this in certain jurisdictions. We are forced to accommodate swimming pool rules, to allow for Muslim females. We are told we can no longer eat pork products in the company for which we work. We must accommodate blind Muslims with seeing eye Horses!!? We Whites have already bent over backwards to atone for the sins of our (seriously, not that many Whites in this country have ancestors that go that far back) ancestors. We revere “Little House on the Prairie”, we revere stories of the Old West. We know about Annie Oakley and Jesse James. We know what “Were not in Kansas anymore” means. We White Americans know every cultural reference there is, how is America to continue, when we allow in people from all over the world, when their only motivation in moving here is to make money? They don’t care about our culture. I don’t blame them. I don’t care about theirs. The difference is this: We Whites of the world are not clamoring to move into your third world sh-tholes. We will not allow this to continue. OMG, White people cannot help the fact that they are the smartest, most philosophically and technologically advanced Race on the planet . And despite the Nobel prizes of the Red Sea pedestrians, the fact of the matter remains: White Christians developed, invented, or intuited, the greatest theories, inventions, of all time. Period. Red Sea pedestrians are just like the Asians: Higher IQ. than Whites, but for some reason, totally incapable of inventing anything, but perfectly smart enough to steal White people inventions

    • Creepy as a cracker!

      That was a wonderful rant and I totally agree with what you said. This country has gone so far down the sewer, I am seriously considering leaving the USA. Where might I go? I am not sure, I need to research the matter very carefully. I am leaning towards Eastern Europe.

  • dd121

    Let’s not waste time. Nominate her to the Supreme Court right now! After all she is a wise Negras.

    • I was going to joke about that several days ago, and decided I really shouldn’t. I wish you hadn’t brought that issue up; we don’t really know who else reads this forum. We already have those underqualified Kaganovitch and Sotomayer nutjobs.

  • Gereng

    She wants to go into law enforcement. I’ve read that about 50% of corrections officers are black females weighing about one fifth of a ton each. But I have also heard it alleged they must pass a ‘stupidity’ test. With some high quality tutoring and graduating from high school she just might be stupid enough to pass that test and get one of those prison guard jobs…

  • IKantunderstand

    I would like to apologize to all the people who have responded to my rants, for some reason, they have been made to disappear. There are many people i would have liked to respond to. People who showed up in my email. Unfortunately, my comments in Disqus on this website, have mysteriously disappeared. Oh, Jane, you have my permission. I tried to respond to you, but I was unable. I know I’m being OT. But, seriously, have any of you responded to this website to find your comment missing/ or replys to you that only end up in your email, but never appear on Amren?

  • Yale2001

    What an insult to this school to accept her as a student. What basis for acceptance was applied? No entrance exam? WOW.

  • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

    When Jeantel had just given her testimony, there was an opinion piece on Yahoo helpfully adding that “cursive is unnecessary in today’s world”. To be literate in Chinese, you have to be able to recognize about 2,500 characters, and here we are making excuses for a Bellcurvius Africanus because she can’t handle a slight variation on 26. How can anyone still claim that the races are equal?

  • Eyerollin

    Will they teach her to read first?

  • ChingatchCroute


    I had to look that up…

    “Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs)”
    That’s racist! ;-(

  • HamletsGhost

    Dayum! Got kicked out of skoo’ and still managed a 3.7 GPA?

    Just imagined if he hadn’t been suspended. He could’ve made a 5.0!