Madam Prezident: Would Dr. King Jr. Wear A Hoodie?

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 By: Madam Prezident

Nikkolas Smith created an image of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (pictured) wearing a hoodie, as homage to Trayvon Martin. However, some people are displeased with the young lady’s creativity. As a matter of fact, Dr. King’s niece was asked about the viral picture of Dr. King in a hoodie in a recent interview, and the young lady stated “Dr. King would have never worn a hoodie.” I’m sure the young lady who photoshopped the iconic picture of Dr. King wasn’t putting King in a hoodie, I believe she was making a statement that Trayvon could have been the next King, but we would never know-because he was killed way too young.   

Titled, “April 4, 1968″ (the day King was assassinated), the image appears on a web gallery of posters supporting gun control. The image quickly spread through social media sites, after former President Barack Obama adviser Van Jones re-tweeted the image following the verdict.Nikkolas Smith, the image’s creator, says he wanted to spark discussion about stereotypes of Black men in hoodies, when the Martin case first broke.

“There was this whole national outcry, a hoodie movement and everybody was rocking their hoods and everything,” Smith told Buzzfeed. “Just trying to get that message out there about what is considered suspicious. Is my Black skin considered suspicious?”



6 Comment

  1. The tactics of non violence employed by dr king and the international plight of doctor king is of great discussion progress he made yes but what of are independence did he think internationally….needs work

  2. Well I total disagree with what the young lady said. Dr. King would have worn the hoodie in protest. The wearing of the hoodie symbolize justice for Trayvon. Dr. King would have been there supporting the Martin family just like he did in the 60's.

  3. No. MLK wouldn't have worn a hoodie, because the hoodie is just a weak publicity measure. MLK was in a different place and time and this case would not even have been on his radar: Zimmerman was not a known racist by anyone he knew.

  4. Wasn't it raining? If all Dr. King had to weather Florida rain was a hoodie, I bet that hoodie would be up. I know I would use it. It could have been his father's oversized hoodie. It certainly was 5 times too big. But, geez, I mean, the Grim Reaper must of liked that hoodie too. I wouldn't ask that guy for directions. Its just tragic and Zman was not the guy to bump into that night. I mean, Zman has attacked police. I doubt the police were wearing hoodies.

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