Until this past month in my corner of the world we had come so far. Then came the news of a child’s senseless death. The first I heard about Trayvon Martin was on Twitter on March 17th. I didn’t know the story at that time, but the message in her tweets broke my heart. Since then much news has come out about the two males involved in this travesty. We still do not know for certain what happened that evening or why there has not been an arrest. Personally I would like think that it has more to do with the evidence and legalities of the case rather than with the color of anyone’s skin.
Then again, I was the one who thought we had come so far. There has been some talk that maybe the hoodie Trayvon Martin was wearing gave off a suspicious impression that he was hiding himself from view or trying to be inconspicuous. Hoodie sweatshirts have been in fashion, especially for kids and teens, for several years now. My boys have several of them. Maybe there is some truth to that theory and maybe not. We will never know.
How much of a role do you think the grey hoodie played in the events of that fateful night in Florida?
Do I think this is about the hoodie? No, but I do think that the conversation is an interesting one.