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Jeantel Offered Full Tuition To Any Black College

From the Daily Caller:

Radio host offers Trayvon Martin’s friend, Rachel Jeantel, full ride to black college of her choice

By Chuck Ross | July 16, 2013

On his radio program Tuesday, radio host Tom Joyner announced that he would fully pay for Rachel Jeantel to attend a historically black college or university of her choice…

Why must she go to a "historically black college or university"? Isn’t that racist?

Joyner told Jeantel on his radio program early Tuesday, “if you want to graduate from high school, and go to an HBCU…if you want to do that, I want to help you do that.”

"HBCU." Sheesh.

Jeantel is currently 19 years old and is about to enter her senior year of high school in Miami. She’s scheduled to graduate next spring, at the age of 20.

Joyner continued, “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.” …

More racism. Besides, low SAT scores should not be a problem getting into any college of her choosing. Look at Michele Obama.

Jeantel thanked Joyner and said she was “shocked” by the offer. She also said that she’d like to pursue a career in law enforcement.

She wants to be a cracka?! (With an ‘a.’) Lest we forget, she told Piers Morgan that "Cracka’ means “acts like they are police” or a “security guard.""

Reached for comment, the president of the National Association For Equal Opportunity in Education — the non-profit umbrella organization for America’s HBCU’s — released a statement to the Daily Caller, applauding the news…

“An HBCU would be an ideal environment in which Ms. Jeantel could realize her educational aspirations because of their academic excellence and signature protective, supportive, nurturing environments,” Baskerville continued…

Not to be argumentative, but Ms. Jeantel might be better served to get away from such a cosseted world. She should learn to celebrate diversity.

Baskerville said that Jeantel has been “pilloried and ridiculed in the national media.” At an HBCU, Baskerville explained, “Ms. Jeantel will be able to realize her educational aspirations in a welcoming and supportive environment.”

AKA as ‘the soft racism of low-expectations.’

Because of Jeantel’s “tri-cultural, tri-lingual background” which includes fluency in Haitian Creole, Spanish, and English, Baskerville said “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.” …

Remember when people whose parents were immigrants used to be encouraged to learn English? Apparently, that is "old school."

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, July 17th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Jeantel Offered Full Tuition To Any Black College”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    I had to look up “French Creole culture” and wiki provided this:

    While the sophisticated Creole society of New Orleans has historically received much attention, the Cane River area developed its own strong mixed-race Creole culture, as did Frilot Cove, the Rideau Settlement, Bois Mallet, Grand Marias, and other enclaves in south Louisiana. These Creole enclaves have had a long history of cultural independence.

    There is also a good deal of discussion that Creole refers mostly to European/French ancestry but that there was much inter-racial activity going on. Thus, “Creole” does not refer to anything exclusively black.

    Seems the writer of this article, Mr Ross, is not up on his word-derivations or even US History since even the very leftwing wiki gives a fairly neutral description of the meaning of French Creole “culture”.

    In other words, Ms Jeantel is most likely of mixed race DNA. Descended from black slaves, but the last name indicates the Creole, or mix-raced background. Not that it matters to me, personally but that in the “all-about-race” discussion it seems a nit worthy of being picked.

    I worked with a guy in the USAF, last name Tessier, another Creole. He grew up in the same region as Ms Jeantel and had a thick French accent. Or, more correctly, Creole accent.

    I think sometimes, that even in the days of slavery, humans doing what humans do….both good and bad, were less likely to be subjected to scrutiny by the do-gooders of the planet. In other words, though a mixed family might be ostracized, it wasn’t til after the Civil War that blacks became a symbol of the South’s defeat to some, and a prop to be used by others.

    The overwhelming weight of stigmata upon any group by others is one of the worst examples of poor human behavior I’ve ever witnessed. Conservative whites have generally done the self-examination and arrived at an equitable solution whereby we judge the individual by the content of their character.

    Sadly, there are groups on both sides that find that pragmatic approach to be unacceptable. I think it’s largely perpetuated by the left, of course. But there are those of us on the right who are really fed up with the race-baiting, the anger, the false assumptions and acute racism leveled upon us for decades now.

    Thus we have no option left but to turn our backs on trying to achieve a solution because apparently, there isn’t one.

    • Noyzmakr says:

      People in my area would say, There ain’t no white folks in her family”.

      Her last name probably has more to do with her ancestors taking their owners name than any whitey French guy fathering any of her kin.

  2. AcornsRNutz says:

    What’s the pint of sending her to college? She already talks, acts and thinks like someone who went to an HBCU.

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