I’ve been seriously conflicted for the past few weeks. There have been a host of “Million Hoodie Marches” from New York to California in support of Trayvon Martin.
Many on Facebook, twitter and other social media have joined in by taking and displaying pictures of themselves in hoodies in solidarity. The “hoodie movement”, as some have called it, is a statement about how unreasonable it is to connect the garment Martin wore the night he was murdered with the reason for his death, as if hoodies are universal signs for threatening behavior and Black criminality.
I stand with the masses who think the association between clothing and behavior is wrongheaded at best and dangerous at worst.
Yet, I wonder if Trayvon was identified as being “suspicious” because he was sagging his pants would people start, “Sagging for Trayvon”?