Trayvon Martin, God bless him, an innocent kid, a wonderful kid, a box of Skittles in his hands. He didn’t deserve to die. But I bet you money, if he didn’t have that hoodie on, that nutty neighborhood watch guy wouldn’t have responded in that violent and aggressive way.

Geraldo Rivera, Fox News host

You can’t blame a hoodie; you just can’t. But, perhaps that’s the sad reality. Instead of following this statement by encouraging parents not to let their kids outside in hoodies, maybe we should change the conversation and culture. And start with justice; why is George Zimmerman not behind bars?

Change.org is a starting point, speaking out in our communities about violence and bias is the next step, and acting with thought and acknowledgement of consequences is the obvious third step and responsibility of all of us as Americans. Without showing outrage and being the best people we can be in our own lives, the public discourse and culture can’t change, and this could happen again. I don’t want that for us…do you?

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