After saying that Trayvon Martin died because he wore a hoodie to the store, Geraldo Revira is having second thoughts.
Geraldo sent an email to POLITICO, citing a piece in the National Review penned by Thomas Sowell.
He took responsibility of his words, realizing that his comments took away from the tragedy and relieved society of its duty.
“I apologize to anyone offended by what one prominent black conservative called my ‘very practical and potentially life-saving campaign urging black and Hispanic parents not to let their children go around wearing hoodies. By putting responsibility on what kids wear instead of how people react to them I have obscured the main point that someone shot and killed an unarmed teenager.”
More Trayvon Martin related news…
Democratic Rep. Bobby Rush, of Illinois was escorted off of the House floor today after sporting a hoodie and sunglasses in honor of slain teenager Trayvon Martin.
Rush, who took the podium in a suit jacket and glasses, spoke about the 17-year-old’s tragic death.
“Too often, this violent act that resulted in the murder of Trayvon Martin is repeated in the streets of our nation,” Rush said in his statement. I applaud the young people all across the land who are making a statement about hoodies, about the hoodlums in this nation, particularly those who tread on our laws wearing official or quasi-official clothes.”
Once Bobby Rush was done, he took his jacket off and surprisingly was wearing a hoodie underneath. He then covered his head with the hood, violating a rule in Congress that prohibits wearing hats on the House floor.
“Racial profiling has to stop, Mr. Speaker. Just because someone wears a hoodie does not make them a hoodlum,
Rush added, swapping his glasses for a pair of shades.
At this point, Republican Gregg Harper, who was serving as the presiding speaker of the chamber, called Rush out of order. Rush continued reading a passage from the Bible before being escorted out.
Now that’s supporting a cause to the fullest!