Nineteen-year-old Rachel Jeantel was ridiculed for her accent and appearance during her testimony in the George Zimmerman trial. But through it all, radio show host Tom Joyner defended her fiercely.
And the support just keeps coming. During The Tom Joyner Morning Show on Tuesday, he announced that he would provide Jeantel with a full scholarship to any HBCU she chooses, reports Black America Web.
Joyner did not only offer his assistance in college, he wants to help her get there, adding, “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 we later learned was in shock from the offer, simply responded “thank you.”
Later in the interview, Jeantel hinted that she might pursue a career in law enforcement but she reminded Joyner and the crew she “doesn’t like bodies” or funerals.
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