Commentary: Is Geraldo Out of His Mind?

The journalist's tweets about Trayvon Martin cross the line of decency.

Posted: 03/23/2012 12:42 PM EDT
Geraldo Reivera, Trayvon Martin, Twitter, shooting, racism, national news

Geraldo Rivera is wading into the Trayvon Martin matter. The pundit-journalist recently tweeted: "Trayvon killed by a jerk w a gun but black & Latino parents have to drill into kids heads: a hoodie is like a sign: shoot or stop & frisk me"

 

He also tweeted: "His hoodie killed Trayvon Martin as surely as George Zimmerman."

 

That's just madness. If you are Black, you're not allowed to wear a hoodie out of fear you're going to be shot by a neighborhood watch captain who reportedly has issues with Black males. Talk about blaming the victim.

 

No matter who you are, you should be able to walk down the street wearing what you want without fearing for your life.

 

Geraldo needs to rethink his parenting skills.

 

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