You know those moments where you await a victory after being subjected to endless scrutiny. Well, such a moment came this morning for 19-year-old trial witness, Rachel Jeantel, during her radio appearance on the Tom Joyner Morning show.
Following last night’s Piers Morgan interview, the majority of us were up in arms after hearing Juror B37 say, in a blacked out interview with Anderson Cooper, that she felt sorry for the “uneducated” Jeantel.
Contrary to Juror B37’s opinion, Jeantel, who speaks three languages, exuded class, grace, and immense restraint in the face of trauma and disrespect. One of Jeantel’s biggest admirers, Tom Joyner, invited the high school teen to his morning show where he offered her a full scholarship to the HBCU of her choice.
“ Here’s my offer to you, if you want to graduate from high school and go to a HBCU, even if it’s not in Florida but especially Florida, like Florida Memorial, Edward Waters, Bethune Cookman or FAMU, if you want to do that, I want to help you do that. 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.”
The scholarship will be funded through the Tom Joyner Foundation. Her lawyer, Rod Vereen, accompanied Jeantel to the show, where he disclosed Rachel’s future plans to go into law enforcement or perhaps become a homicide investigator.
Jeantel, feel free to reactivate that twitter account for a few minutes to tweet, “screw the haters.”