Quotes on Hoodies
“[T]he hoodie has become a signifier of disgruntled, malevolent youth, scowling and indolent. The hoodie is the uniform of the troublemaker: its wearer may as well be emblazoned with a scarlet letter.”—Gaarth McLean, writing in the Guardian in 2005.
“We—the people in suits—often see hoodies as aggressive, the uniform of a rebel army of young gangsters. But hoodies are more defensive than offensive. They’re a way to stay invisible in the street. In a dangerous environment the best thing to do is keep your head down, blend in.”-candidate (and later Prime Minister) David Cameron in 2006.
“I am urging the parents of black and Latino youngsters, particularly, to not let their young children go out wearing hoodies. I think the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin’s death as George Zimmerman was”—Geraldo Rivera on Fox and Friends, Friday March 23, 2012.
h/t: Tal East’s FB feed.