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Geraldo: the Hoodie = same level of responsibility as George Zimmerman for Trayvon’s murder

And I guess wearing a skirt is an invitation to rape too, Geraldo. Where do you even begin with this statement? Rivera:

“I am urging the parents of black and Latino youngsters particularly to not let their children go out wearing hoodies. I think the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin’s death as George Zimmerman was.”

He then urged those participating in the “Million Hoodie March” for Martin to “leave the hoodie at home,” adding that they cannot hope to “rehabilitate” the clothing item’s image.

So, I better get my fashion police APB straight – are women also to watch out when thinking about purchasing a hoodie? How dark does your skin need to be to “raise the alarm” with scared folks who associate the item with gangsta-chic? What should be the safety wear for young black and Latino men to telegraph they aren’t going to loiter or mug you — as Roland Martin noted, three-piece suits?

This blame-the-victim stuff was going to come around no matter how obvious it is that Trayvon, whose only “weapons” was a bag of Skittles and a can of iced tea, was not responsible for his fate – he was hunted down by Zimmerman.

Oh, and my other question – since Geraldo is worried about dark-skinned kids, does this mean we’ll need to administer a brown paper bag test to determine who can wear the hoodie or not?

Bonus! Trayvon Martin 911 Call – Did George Zimmerman Say ‘F*ng Coons’?

Did George Zimmerman, the infamous yet-to-be-arrested shooter of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, say “f*cking coons” in his 911 call? Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks share their take.

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