Should we all wear hoodies and stand outside of the capital buildings on February 26, 2012? I’m down are you?
“Over the past two months, rallies have been staged across the country in memory of Trayvon Martin, whose death in Florida at the hands of a neighborhood watch volunteer stirred the passions of the nation. Thousands of protesters — wearing hoodies, as Martin was when he was shot — have carried placards, chanted Martin’s name and sung songs from the civil rights era.”
Wiggins goes on to say, “On Friday, J. Harrison Coleman, principal of Malcolm X Elementary in Southeast Washington, organized what she called “Trayvon Martin Day,” there, a gathering to remember the slain teenager and use his death as a teachable moment. There were no hoodies. Instead, the youngsters wore their red and black school uniforms. And there were no signs, chants or songs.”
By Ovetta Wiggins, Published: May 25 (Washington Post)