Hooooooollllllyyyyy shit. The hoodie is just as responsible as the dude who shot this kid holding Skittles? Geraldo is a fucking nut. I don’t know the details of this case, but from what I understand some self-appointed neighborhood watch dude shot a teenage kid wearing a hoodie and munching on some candy. That’s about all I know. I wasn’t there. I do know people are up in arms demanding that George Zimmerman be investigated as the shooting seems unprovoked, so I guess time will tell. The one thing I’m 100% sure of, though, is that the hoodie didn’t do it.
“When you see a black or Latino youngster, particularly, on the street, you walk to the other side of the street…you try to avoid that confrontation.” Now THAT seems to be the crux of the matter. People are petrified of minorities. Prejudice has been around forever. I mean he basically said that only dark-skinned kids shouldn’t wear hoodies. I guess it’s OK for white kids though, which takes the hoodie out of the equation, right? White kids can rock hoodies and taste the rainbow, but black kids can’t because they’ll get shot. Makes perfect sense. Leave the hoodie at home. While you’re at it, why not offer an alternative, Geraldo? Dark-skinned people CAN wear a hooded sweatshirt, but you just have to powder your face first. Parents, DON’T let your kids leave the house with their dark skin on!