Any day is a good day when Geraldo Rivera opens his mouth on camera.
Rivera, perhaps best known for revealing how much Al Capone’s vault sucked, gave his take on Fox & Friends last Friday about Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teen who was shot and killed by a self-appointed neighbourhood watchdog because he looked “suspicious.”
“I am urging the parents of black and Latino youngsters particularly to not let their children go out wearing hoodies,” Rivera said. “I think the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin’s death as George Zimmerman was.”
You hear that, parents of dark-skinned children? You cut that out, with your ethnic sweatshirts and attached head-coverings. If your kid gets shot, 50 percent of the blame will be on their clothes. Were they wearing dark colours? Gang colours? Baggy jeans? Fanny pack? Makeup? Hijab? Turban? Short skirt? No bra? Six bras? There are consequences, you know.