On February 26, 2012, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman while walking to his his father's fiancee's home from the local 7-11 in Sanford Florida. He was wearing a hoodie, jeans, and sneakers. His killer deemed him "suspicious" and looking like he was "on drugs or something". His killer was finally charged with second degree murder and arrested over a month later. When the news hit social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, thousands of people posted images of themselves wearing hoodies (a sweatshirt with a hood attached), questioning if they, too, looked suspicious. Rallies were held, marches marched, vigils attended, by people all wearing hoodies. In that simple show of solidarity, a movement was sparked. These are the images, specifically of men of color, who changed their avatars and profile pictures. UPDATE: On July 13, 2013, Trayvon Martin's killer, George Zimmerman, was found not guilty on all charges related to the shooting.
(Curated by Feminista Jones - FeministaJones.com/blog)