Geraldo Rivera Blames Trayvon Martin’s Hoodie for his Death

Posted on March 25, 2012

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On 22 March, Geraldo Rivera Tweeted, “His hoodie killed Trayvon Martin as surely as George Zimmerman.”  In the admitted “avalanche of criticism” that followed – including from his own son – Rivera has refused to back down.

If Trayvon Martin’s hoodie is responsible for his death, are short skirts responsible for women’s rapes?  How is Rivera’s criticism of the hoodie – a widely popular item of clothing among teens of every stripe – any different from “blaming the victim” in rape cases?  Shouldn’t we have moved beyond this kind of superficial judgment?

Rivera's Twitter feed

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