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Is Geraldo Correct About Hoodies?

Was a young black man in Florida killed because of what he was wearing?

 

Geraldo Rivera didn't mince words Friday morning on Fox News' "Fox & Friends."

"I think the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin’s death as George Zimmerman was."

No stranger to controversy, Rivera continued:

"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. Trayvon Martin, you know God bless him, he was an innocent kid, a wonderful kid, a box of Skittles in his hands. He didn’t deserve to die. But I’ll bet you money, if he didn’t have that hoodie on, that nutty neighborhood watch guy wouldn’t have responded in that violent and aggressive way."

Trayvon Martin was killed in Sanford, Fla. February 26 as he was returning to a gated community, carrying Skittles candy and some iced tea. A neighborhood crime-watch volunteer, George Zimmerman, allegedly shot Martin, saying he acted in self-defense. He has not been arrested; state and federal authorities are investigating.

The shooting has brought the issue of race relations to a head once again in America. Demonstrations have occurred in several areas of our country.

After the comments became public, Rivera backed-off a little, saying his comments were "politically incorrect."

What do you think about Rivera's comments? Do you walk to the other side of the street if you see a black or Latino youngster approaching you? Was the fact that Trayvon Martin was wearing a hoodie provocative? What if it's a white youngster in a hoodie?

What do you think? Let us know in the comments. 

jen l. March 27, 2012 at 06:42 AM
Janet you have all the right opinions, and you correct everyone's evil wrong thoughts, you're so good and brave. Now why don't you march on over to afghanistan and set those taliban boys straight.
bnmo21 March 27, 2012 at 10:02 AM
wearing the hoodies, its look cute to the childrens, not bad to the young adult, if you live in those states that have gold weather its ok, but in Florida? or Hawaii!..I know its not my business but were parking to the wrong tree the wrong subjects, I think this is the case of "whom voice is yelling for help" ....
Dogbert March 27, 2012 at 01:59 PM
As meh ol' granpappy Dogbert used to tell me as a young pup, "Nothin' good ever happens after 2 AM and no one wearin' hoodies and droopy drawers or an empty baby bjorn is out collectin' for the Red Cross." He was wise that way,,,
david March 29, 2012 at 06:14 PM
art- music, rap, gangsta hoodie pimpin ho's drugs guns crime....all gone where? Gov't Corp Greed High ranking CEO's + Banks from the top down lyin+ cheatin = no jobs, unemployment, neighborhood crime Vigilanty citizens exposed to all of the above and an innocent child killed
Charles March 20, 2013 at 01:46 AM
Florida's case against George Zimmerman is falling apart. They better bail while they still can. http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/03/why_florida_persists_in_the_zimmerman_prosecution.html

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