Killer Hoodie…

March 23, 2012

I posted this picture on Facebook, along with this commentary,

“Geraldo Rivera said it was the hoodie that killed Trayvon Martin, just as much as it was Zimmerman.

Yo, Geraldo! Here’s the hoodie that killed Travon.”


Within seconds of posting, this post got four “likes”, and then I was suddenly logged out of Facebook. When I logged back in I was informed I had been reported for “hate speech”, and uploading offensive pictures. They made me remove the picture before I could log back in.

For a picture to be “reported”, it actually has to physically be reported…by people.

Giving the benefit of the doubt, maybe someone just saw a picture of the KKK and reported it without reading. Being realistic, maybe someone who likes to believe we live in a “colorblind”, “Post-Racial America”, where “race is no longer a problem” reported it. Or, being a conspiracy theorist, maybe a member of the KKK or Geraldo himself reported it.

No matter who it was, I would have rather just been defriended.