Mar 28, 2012



When Geraldo Rivera made his comments about black and brown boys wearing hoodies he didn't realize what type of hornets nest he was kicking.

To show support for Trayvon Martin and challenge the absurdity of Geraldo's remarks, Rep. Bobby Rush of Illinois donned a hoodie on the House floor.

This is how Mediaite reports the event:

Illinois’ Rep. Bobby Rush (D) was removed from the House floor Wednesday morning after donning the hood of his sweater — and thus, according to Rep. Gregg Harper (R) — violating a rule against wearing hats.

Rush had donned the hood to commemorate Trayvon Martin, whose hoodie has been the topic of recent public discourse, particularly in light of Geraldo Rivera‘s assertion that the teen’s clothing had been a major contributing factor in his death. “Just because someone wears a hoodie,” said Rush, “does not make them a hoodlum.”

Rush was swiftly informed that he was “out of order” as he was quoting scripture after having pulling up his hood and donning a pair of sunglasses.


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