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17 July 2013

Good news from the Trayvon Martin tragedy & more from Daily Kos 17JUL13

INTERESTING articles and commentary for the past week from the Daily Kos, starting with some good news as the wake of the zimmerman trial verdict....
The witness mocked by many for sounding ethnic has been given a full ride scholarship to any historically Black college or university.
Instead of taking resposibility for our pathetic education system racists pilloried this young woman for her diction and perceived ignorance. Now she has the chance to do what many children need, have the opportunity to get a proper education.
She will also have the tutors to assist her graduating from high school and taking college entrance exams.
Thank you Tom Joyner.
Tuesday morning on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, Joyner offered an olive branch to the embattled teen, offering her a possible full scholarship to any HBCU through the Tom Joyner Foundation.
Joyner proclaimed, “Hi Rachel, this is Tom Joyner, I love you, I really do love you”, Jeantel, shyly giggles before responding, “I know.”
But, Jeantel didn’t know how much she was loved because, Joyner was soon to dramatically change her life in a matter of minutes, saying, “If you want to graduate from high school, and go to an HBCU, even if it’s not in Florida but especially Florida,like Florida Memorial, Edward Waters or FAMU, if you want to do that, I want to help you do that.”
Take that victim blamers.

ORIGINALLY POSTED TO HORACE BOOTHROYD III ON TUE JUL 16, 2013 AT 07:43 AM PDT.

ALSO REPUBLISHED BY DKOS FLORIDA AND BARRIERS AND BRIDGES.


Keep fighting,
Sarah Burris, Daily Kos