Students at the historically Black college Howard University have put together this beautiful little video about racial profiling and the assumption that any man of colour in a hoodie is suspicious.
In light of the comments about how Trayvon Martin’s clothing was as much to blame for his death as the man who killed him, many people have been making the point that any man of colour is considered suspicious in America, regardless of what he’s wearing. As one of my friends said, “It’s not about the clothes. It’s never about the clothes.” As the men of Howard explain so succinctly and beautifully, it’s about racial profiling.
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