For black and Latino youth
Don't wear your hoodies
I share the anger of the vast majority of non-racist Americans at the way the "investigation" into the murder of Trayvon Martin has been handled. But even after I heard that police had run a background check on Trayvon and drug tested his body while letting his killer walk away without being tested, I thought that the light-hearted nature of the haiku format meant anything I'd post here might be taken as me not treating the incident with appropriate seriousness.
However, here's something that doesn't deserve any serious consideration at all.
Appearing on the Faux News morning program, Fox and Friends, Geraldo Rivera blamed Trayvon's hoodie:
I am urging the parents of black and Latino youngsters particularly to not let their children go out wearing hoodies. I think the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin’s death as George Zimmerman was.
Yes, Geraldo Rivera says the hoodie is AS MUCH RESPONSIBLE as the murderer. Don't believe it? Watch the video.
I used to think that Steve Doocy was the biggest idiot on Faux News. But with this comment, Geraldo is making a pretty good case that he deserves to wear the Fox and Friends dunce cap.