Jul 13, 2012

Fox News talking head Geraldo Rivera is doubling down on his controversial statement suggesting that Trayvon Martin was killed because he was wearing a hoodie by blaming the same hoodies a.k.a thug wear on the high homicide numbers in Chicago.

Here's what he said:

“I was right about the hoodie wasn’t I,” said Rivera. “I hate to brag, but I got criticized by every pundit in America when I said Trayvon Martin would be alive today but for the fact that he was wearing thug wear – he was wearing the hoodie. Turns out now that we look at George Zimmerman’s interviews with the police; he didn’t profile Trayvon Martin because he was black, he profiled him because he was wearing a hoodie.”

“The headline is: Zimmerman is not a racist. Trayvon Martin would be alive today if he wasn’t wearing thug wear, if he wasn’t wearing that hoodie,” said Rivera.

So do you really expect me to believe that if Trayvon Martin was a white kid wearing a hoodie that he would have been killed by George Zimmerman.  A hoodie is only considered thug wear when it's being worn by a Black or Brown person.  Is this not in fact Racism?  Maybe I'm missing something.

Geraldo then went on to call out black leaders for what he deems as them not being vocal enough about what's going on in Chicago.

"Where is that same feeling of concern in Chicago where 275 African-American kids have killed each other this year alone,” asked Rivera. “Where is Jesse Jackson – it’s his home town? Where is Al Sharpton? Where is the protest? Where is the concern?”
For the record Geraldo, there have been many "black leaders" who have been vocal about what is going on in Chicago.  It's just that the deaths of countless black kids is not deemed newsworthy by the Mainstream Media.  Before you start calling people out for not saying anything, you may want to check the facts first.

Don't try and use the deaths of children in Chicago to take a cheap shot at Jesse Jackson and Al Sharption because you made a foolish mistake when you spoke about Trayvon being killed because he


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