This morning on the Today Show Star Jones said something that I had been discussing with my husband the other day. Facebook founder mark Zuckerberg loves his hoodie. He wears them everywhere. He had to be told to ditch it when he went to a meeting at the White House, but he is viewed as a talented genius. Even if he pulls it up he is not seen as a criminal, but when Trayvon Martin wore that same article of clothing he was viewed as a criminal. The hoodie was demonized. Well not the hoodie but the person wearing the hoodie. When Jones articulated this point Donny Deutsch said why do you have to make this into a black white issue? Why because it is.
When Mark Zuckerberg wears a hoodie he’s a genius, but when Trayvon Martin wore one he was a hoodlum…what’s the difference?
By musesofamom, on May 17, 2012 at 1:23 pm, under Ebony Mom Politics. Tags: African American, African Americans, black america, black men, Black People, cbs, CNN, Current Events, Donny Deutsch, Mark Zuckerberg, MSNBC, politics, star jones, television, today's Professionals, Trayvon martin, Women, working women. 13 Comments
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