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Storify: Hoodie comments

26 Mar

By: Gabriela Gonzalez

This is a neat Storify story about Geraldo Rivera’s comment about wearing hoodies and Trayvon Martin’s death. His comments have sparked controversy. I think Rivera makes a valid point, whether we want to admit it or not, hoodies are stigmatized. He makes a good point about the gangster clothes aspect. People don’t realize that he is not justifying Martin’s death. Instead, he is making a valid point. Anyone who has seen a shoplifting video or is a minority knows that there are certain things that are viewed a certain way. The gansgster style of dress being one of them. The way we dress advocates a lifestyle and certain values. There is not debate about this. This Storify includes a video of the statements made and Twitter responses.

http://storify.com/torontostar/geraldo-rivera-hoodies-can-get-your-kid-killed