Black Male ‘Coding’ Student Gets Arrested After Trying to Cash His Own Money Order
Rodney Sampson is a seasoned entrepreneur and investor who helped organize #CodeStart, a 13-month program in Atlanta that teaches disconnected youth and under-employed young adults skills like coding, entrepreneurship, and career and financial preparation.
Upon graduation, the program helps students find entry-level programming and engineering jobs. The students also receive housing and a monthly stipend for living expenses during the program.
Earlier this week, one of Sampson’s students tried to cash a money order for his monthly living stipend. Sampson documented the exchange on Twitter:
What a day to say the least? Hope you’ll hear me out as we work to hack some major systemic issues that impact black/brown/poor youth.
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