Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Wear your hoodie for Trayvon Martin






I'm forgoing today's usual outfit post and instead, wearing a hoodie to show my solidarity with Trayvon Martin's family and friends. Please post or tweet a picture of you in your hoodie with the hashtag #WYHWTM (Wear your hoodie Wednesday for Trayvon Martin) and spread the word about Trayvon Martin and the injustice that surrounds his untimely death.

Most of you have probably been following the news of seventeen year old Trayvon Martin's tragic murder in Florida, and I hope you are as outraged as I am. If you're unfamiliar with his story, young Trayvon was shot and killed by George Zimmmerman, who claimed it was self defense despite all evidence proving that not only was Trayvon completely unarmed, he was simply walking home and minding his own business, even telling his girlfriend that he was being followed just moments before he was killed. Zimmerman, who has a violent and criminal history, was not charged, claiming self defense despite the fact that he pursued Trayvon and was specifically told not to, as you can hear on the 911 call. Frankly, I'm disgusted that it was so easily dismissed as self defense despite concrete evidence that it was unprovoked. How horrible to lose a child - and then to be told their killer won't be charged? I've been physically ill just thinking about it.
 
Please read more about this story and do your part to spread awareness. George Zimmerman needs to be brought to justice for this horrible crime. My heart breaks for Trayvon's family and friends.
 

46 comments:

  1. I agree with vanessa, amen to this!
    ~Natalia
    sincerelyrenay.blogspot.com

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  2. so sad that things like this continue to happen all over the country. thanks for using your voice in his memory.

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  3. So nice of you to do this kind of post! I can't believe that things like this happen nowadays. That somebody can roam free and do this again to somebody and no one would care to put him behind bars for forever.

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  4. That sounds AWFUL. I'm so disgusted that this happens in our own country.

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  5. this breaks my heart..i can't even believe what happened to this poor kid,walking around talking to his g/f on a headset! so glad you're sharing this injustice keiko!

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  6. This is a terrible story. I researched it thoroughly yesterday & it just broke my heart. I've signed the family's petition. Thanks for posting this!

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  7. Thanks a lot for share it! I don't know this history, it's horrible.
    I'm gonna read more about it

    xoxo from München
    La Vie Quotidienne
    www.laviequo.com

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  8. Thank you for bringing more attention to this issue!

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  9. wow. Thank you for sharing this. Taking my hoodie photo now!

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  10. Thank you for posting this girl. I'm right there with you- outraged and disgusted at the complete lack of justice here.

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  11. Thumbs up to you for using your beautiful blog to spread the word about this terrible injustice. I have been following the story and I am so saddened by it all. I am glad that people like you are using your reach to spread the word!

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  12. At this point I'm desperately holding on whatever little faith I have left in humanity.

    Compassion towards fellow human-beings is slowing dying, crushed under the heel of prejudice. May it be gender, sexuality, ethnicity, religion or appearance.

    I take this incident as an insult to all the citizens of the world.

    The real fight is not in the court, but in the hearts and minds of the people of the world.

    Everyone has a right to belong where they do.

    Rest in Peace, Trayvon. You will not be forgotten.

    www.beingvera.blogspot.com

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  13. I've liked your blog for months now, but today I grew respect for you as a person.

    Thanks for saying what needed to be said.

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  14. Thanks for posting this and bringing more attention to this grave injustice. I'm hoping that the more people support Trayvon's family, then the police will finally do what they should have done 3 weeks ago and arrest Mr. Zimmerman. After that then we'll have to work on changing Florida's archaic "Stand your Ground" law.

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  15. I completely agree with you. So thankful for this post and for you raising awareness for this tragic crime.

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  16. I actually hadn't heard about this. That's horrible!

    -april.

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  17. just to reiterate the comments above - AMEN Keiko Lynn!

    www.teganiasthoughts.blogspot.com

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  18. such a tragedy. thank you for bringing the awareness to this issue. I will be sporting my hoodie

    http://thelittletexan.blogspot.com/

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  19. I read about this incident and was completely outraged. Thank you so much for using your blog and to promote awareness for this injustice...prayers for his family.

    Kristen
    www.thepursuitofkj.com

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  20. Thank you for posting this Keiko! I'm wearing my hoodie as we speak.

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  21. I admire you so much for posting about this. I've been following this story and nothing about it makes sense to me. I'm not sure how the police are justifying that this man can claim self-defense for shooting a child that was armed with nothing but a bag of skittles. What a crying shame. I hope justice is served very soon.


    - Shannon
    www.shannonsometimes.com

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  22. Wow. The first blog I've seen do this. Amen and thank you! Much respect.

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  23. i hadn't known about this. it's so sad, & wrong.

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  24. the story was on NPR the other day & when i heard the horrible 911 calls, i was sitting there crying, but had to keep listening. then, looking at pictures of trayvon...he's just a kid! he looks 12 years old, not 17. god, i pray for justice for him & his family. i signed this petition which i hope helps. for the sake of us all...

    http://www.change.org/petitions/prosecute-the-killer-of-our-son-17-year-old-trayvon-martin

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  25. THANK YOU FOR USING YOUR INFLUENCE FOR GOOD KEIKO.

    XX
    buki

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  26. How the hell did this guy even have a registered weapon with a criminal past? All the elements to this lead to one big f*ck up. I am disgusted with American Law Enforcement. This boy was pursued and targeted because of someone's bigotry!

    Prayers to Trayvon, his family and friends...I hope Zimmerman gets the justice he deserves.

    ❤Sara
    Sunny Blonde Studio

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  27. It's so tragic. You are very nice to post this. I hope justice will be done.

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  28. what is wrong with this world ,... seriously .have u heard about the gunman in france ? killing a whole jewish family on their way to school... its horrific ...!! thanks for this post was unaware about it from UK x x

    http://betty-freestylescraps.blogspot.co.uk/

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  29. Wow, did not know about this horrible thing!! Being European my disgust has been focused on what happened in Toulouse and Switzerland. Being a mother myself I can only shed tears for all these parents loosing their children in such stupid ways. The world seems rotten.

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  30. You are such a good person Keiko! It is truly a tragedy what has happened and I can only pray and hope for justice and peace with Trayvon's family. Zimmerman does deserve the fullest extent of the law to be put on him and the fact that he claimed self defense and got away with it only makes me wonder and question our justice system even more.

    xoxo, Jjanga
    www.sayhelloandsmile.blogspot.com

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  31. So true, Keiko! That murderer needs to be locked up!

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  32. Wow. I had no idea and thank you for the information. I have also had a friend that was charged for sexual conduct of a student of his and he had been charged falsely! There is no protection on innocent teachers.

    How do you put the ones that are actually guilty away, and keep the innocent safe?? I just don't understand sometimes.

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  33. Many thanks and much appreciation to you for helping to spread the word on this! If each of us does our part as you have, bit by bit we can change the world and make it a more just and safe place for all. Each one teach one!

    --Nuri
    http://www.beantownbrown.blogspot.com

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  34. I completely agree with all of that!

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  35. I love your blog so much and I really love it even more seeing you doing your part to raise awareness. God bless!
    http://alliemcgev.blogspot.com

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  36. this is what makes you beautiful keiko :)

    as for the murderer, karma will do its job, we'll see.

    http://sydsense.blogspot.com

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  37. Great post! i am so disgusted by this story and heartbroken for his family. i don't understand how this can even be allowed to pass and i will be watching hoping for justice!
    in dramatic fashion

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  38. Keiko - thank you for using your leverage to help get justice served.

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  39. This is such a tragic! I know you're a native from Florida and glad to see your post. Scares me that this type of shit happens. Little kids getting shot for nothing, just like in the Bay during NYE a few years ago no good cop shot an innocent kid.

    XOXO
    Shels
    http://followyourbliss4ever.blogspot.com/

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  40. this is so awesome of you keiko!

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  41. This was a lovely post- though heartbreaking. I long for a time when we will no longer see crimes like this.

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  42. This has been one of the most heartbreaking stories I've heard in awhile. I'm a little late on the hoodie, thing, though.. as I'm just now reading this. But good for you for bringing light to this issue. Hopefully for Trayvon's memory, his family is able to have some sort of closure, and peace, someday.

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  44. Wow - that was a heartbreaking article to read. Thank you for this post, Keiko - it really is an important issue to know.

    -Evelina
    effervescentevelina.blogspot.com

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