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.