Geraldo Rivera Blames Trayvon Martin’s Hoodie for his Death

Posted on March 25, 2012


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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