Hoodies : The Movement: In Memory Of Trayvon Martin

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


Kilolo Jenkins March 26, 2012 at 10:50 AM  

Here's one for you...paper today said that George Zimmerman could be prosecuted for performing a hate crime. Allegedly there was some sort of mumbling on the police recording that alludes to a racial slur/epithet.

And yet this man still walks free. *smh*

My piccie will be coming as soon as I get home if you would be so kind as to take it for me, sissah!

Suite March 26, 2012 at 11:16 AM  

I will take it for you nooooo problems sissah!

Chantal April 5, 2012 at 1:39 PM  

May I say this... i am so proud of you Suite and Kilo yoy as well. I am still very passionate about this and I hope with all the support nation wide that something positive comes out if this. For all of us no matter who we are or where we are from. This cannot be swept under the rug. I'm in this til the bitter end. Again you two.. thank you :-) and btw I wear this hoodie proudly!

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