#Roommates, remember when Papa John’s founder John Schnatter stepped down from the company last year after he was exposed for using the n-word during a conference call? Well, now it looks like he is trying to right some of his wrongs in the form of a donation.
According to ABC News, on Wednesday he announced his donation to Simmons College of Kentucky. The college’s president and board of trustees asked that people focus John’s actions and not his words.
According to Vibe, while on the campus John said, “My life’s work is to help make other people’s lives better. One way for us to do better is to support black-led institutions that inspire overlook[ed] and disadvantaged communities.”
He continued, “Historical black colleges and universities have been critical in moving America — this great country the great people – forward. It’s been a real gift from God to be a leader in this community. I’m humbled to give back; it’s something my parents and grandparents taught me from a very early age. I feel it’s important to give resources to those who want it, need it, value it and will use it for honorable and principal centered causes.”
As we previously reported, last year John apologized for his use of the n-word before stepping down as chairman of the company.
After his departure, Papa John’s has been doing their part to help within the community. Earlier this year, they made a $500,000 donation to Bennett College to help keep the school open.
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