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Posted by on Apr 2, 2012 in Law, Media, Politics, Society | 4 comments

Geraldo Rivera Apologizes to Trayvon Martin’s Parents Over Hoodie Remark

Last month we ran this post on TMV joining the chorus of critics dismayed over Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera’s comment that 17 year old Trayvon Martin’s killing by George Zimmerman could be partly blamed by the fact the teen with the Skittles and iced tea was wearing a hoodied. Rivera took a lot of heat on that (one of his sons said he was ashamed of his Dad) and apologized — and now he has apologized to Martin’s parents in an interview with them on Fox.

Here’s the segment:

FOOTNOTE: Yesterday I drove from Oregon into California and at a rest stop right before I got into California it was notable the number of people wearing hoodies. And none of them were African-American or Latino. None at this rest stop were teens. They were younger kids, middle-aged people, and women. It was drizzling and some — like Martin — had their hoodies up. Looking at the group, the hoodies they wore did not even remotely seem like justifications or explanations for blowing any of them away.