There have been a lot of family photos and words used to describe him and what he was wearing. We all are aware of the fact that he was wearing a "hoodie". No matter what he was wearing, it is wrong to profile someone, and act upon assumptions. But even when I thought of the word "hoodie", I associate an entire look with that word. But this isn't what I was expecting. *Warning* the photo is slightly graphic.
So that's the "hoodie" guy? I was expecting an extremely baggy black or gray hoodie, maybe along with baggie jeans. But this? That's more like a sweatshirt. Oh and notice the skinny jeans which are folded at the ankles, along with the nice looking shoes tied and tucked in....
My point is, why did Zimmerman find THIS guy suspicious? That's the first thing i'll be thinking if I was a juror and was showed this picture (which they were). It's one thing to say, okay he was wearing baggy jeans, a baggie hoodie, and out late. Maybe he was up to something. Even though that's horrible as well and even though police instructions told him NOT to pursue this person. But this is me being extremely charitable. If he had on those things, that's one thing. But having on a somewhat fitted blue sweatshirt, with light brown skinny jeans (khakis?) folded at the ankles, along with nice white shoes is something ENTIRELY different. He's dressing better than I do half of the time.
So my question to you is, why did George Zimmerman find this well dressed man suspicious? My follow up question to that is: If Trayvon were white, but had on the same exact outfit, would Zimmerman have found him to be suspicious? Would he have even gave him a second glance if he saw that his skin were white? Food for thought.
What truly saddens me about this is, based on how he looks, what happened to Trayvon could've happened to ANY african american child that night. And it's unsettling that the man who is responsible for this was found to be not guilty. That's sad, and extremely depressing. And i'm afraid that a precedent has been set for any monster who would love to follow in Zimmerman's footsteps. At the moment, if you are a black, 17 year old, sophomore/ junior, high school kid in America, you are not safe. You are never safe.