It all started with a simple statement on one of my dearest friends facebook status - "You know what.. I think Ryder's going to be donning a hoodie all week next week" and that was the start of it all.
I was in a skype call with my sister and her boo, and we went on the hunt for hoodies on Marketplace. Kilo then scoured the land for a box of skittles and found one via a good friend of ours again. 2 simple things, and 1 that is turning into a movement, a call for action, and a need for justice across the United States, and North America for that matter.
If you have been living under a rock and have no idea what I am talking about, then maybe you should pick up a paper and read. Turn on the TV and get informed.
The Million Man Hoodie March is spreading like wildfire across North American in memory of Trayvon Martin. A young man in Florida who's life was taken too soon.
Trayvon Martins death has put spotlight on perceptions about hoodies
The assumption and perception that people who wear hoodies are "hooligans" or thugs, or violent, or any sort of negative connotation that you can think of is just ludicrous. I really have no words to express my anger that this kind of stereotyping and racism STILL exists.
I will let the articles speak for themselves. But before I do, I am proposing a blogger challenge.
Find a hoodie, and some skittles. Take a picture. Post them in Memory Of Trayvon Martin. Get informed that in no way is a fashion choice excuse enough to take someone's life.
My name is Suite, and today -- and all week, I PROUDLY wear a hoodie in Memory Of Trayvon. Rest in Peace angel. ♥
Timeline of events.
George Zimmerman Could Walk?
He Never Picked A Fight
Thousands in Philly Join Million Hoodie March
Obama Calls For Soul Searching