The Trayvon Martin shooting was never about ‘hoodies’. I own a hoodie, for god’s sake, and I’m chubby 46 year old white dude. In the rush to create a false racist meme about the Trayvon shooting, though, leftist activists decided to create this false meme about hoodies as a metaphor for supposed ‘violence against young black men’. A Daily Beast headline promised to patiently explain tous at the end of March, How a garment rooted in weekend athleticism became the complicated symbol for our country’s moral outrage and racial unease.
There was a spate of hoodie avatars on Twitter, Congressman Bobbie Rush got reprimanded for wearing a hoodie on the house floor and even a Million Hoodie March — an event that I estimate to be approximately 998,990 hoodies short of their goal.
To repeat, however : THIS SHOOTING HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH HOODIES. It had a lot more to do with Trayvon Martin being on top of George Zimmerman and beating him up, as Zimmerman claims and more importantly three eyewitnesses saw with their own eyes. Nothing. To. Do. With. Hoodies.
However, let’s talk about hoodies for a minute.
Here’s a video of a young, black male wearing a hoodie. Watch him pull a gun, try to steal a moped and shoot someone. Apparently, hoodies are not a magic crime repellant.
Here’s video from last August. It’s a black, Democrat mayor talking to an all black audience. Mayor Michael Nutter says that black teens should take down their doggone hoodies and get applauded. Keep watching to see the reaction to saying ‘Get a belt’; wild cheers and applause. The audience knows what time it is, to quote Flava Flav.
Mayor Nutter’s whole speech should have gotten the attention the Trayvon Martin shooting did. It’a an amazing piece of truth telling and God bless him for it. As he says “Show some sense and you’ll be surprised what opportunities open up for you.” THAT is a profoundly American message and the exact opposite of the Sharpton / Obama message. Stick that in your doggone hoodie.