Friday, March 23, 2012

Teen Shot in Florida - Was His Hoodie to Blame?

The initial reaction of course is outrage. An innocent unarmed teen was shot and killed by a neighborhood watchman. Mr. Zimmerman was determined to protect his neighborhood from crime. Somehow Trayvon Martin, running out to buy a pack of Skittles and a soft drink ended up dead. So far this is about all we know of the incident, the rest will come to light in future weeks. Here is what Geraldo Rivera had to say about it. Think about the sociology of fashion.  One of the reasons people dress is to send a message to society.  Society may misinterpret the message, as did Mr. Zimmerman for sure.  But perhaps it is worth taking a deeper look into what Geraldo is trying to say.

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