Rachel Jeantel has experienced a series of unfortunate events. Not only was her friend Trayvon Martin killed, she had to relive their last conversation in front of judgmental TV viewers. As they criticized her speech, posture, demeanor and her inability to read cursive writing, she remained strong in her recount of the events that took place.
In a CNN interview with Anderson Cooper, Juror B37 didn’t consider Jeantel a credible witness because she had never heard phrases Jeantel used during the testimony. She then stated that she thought Jeantel “felt inadequate toward everyone because of her education and her communication skills.”
As a result, radio personality Tom Joyner took this opportunity to lend a hand. Jeantel has expressed interest in a law enforcement career and Joyner has offered to link her with the best tutors and help her complete high school. In addition to this generous gesture, he also offered her SAT preparation course assistance and a full scholarship to any historically black college of university (HBCU) she chooses.
Zimmerman was found not guilty in the shooting death of Martin. The verdict left Jeantel feeling “disappointed, upset, angry, questioning and mad” and considers it “BS”. Maybe this educational opportunity will help her obtain the career she desires so she can assist others in getting the justice she doesn’t feel her friend received.