“Former Black Panther Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) made quite a fuss when he donned a “hoodie” during a speech in the U.S. House of Representatives until he was escorted out. At the time, former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) “applauded his courage” for doing so.
Meanwhile, back home in Rush’s district, two men wearing hooded sweatshirts, or “hoodies,” were the shooters in an incident that left one dead and five injured.
In fact, during a span of six-hours Thursday night, 13 people were shot, leaving two dead in Chicago. It would seem it takes more courage to simply walk down the street in Rush’s district than it does to wear a hooded sweatshirt in the House of Representatives by way of a stunt in a bizarre tribute to a young man shot and killed in Florida during a shooting incident still under investigation. …”
Before I start receiving an onslaught of “what you got against hoodie” comments from those who purport to speak in defense of hoodies, let me save you the time by saying, STUFF IT!
While wearing a hoodie is in the eye of the beholder, let me say that there is not one parent out there who has said to their teenager or young adult child, “take that damn hoodie off of your head in the house” or “take that damn hoodie off of your head, I can’t see your face” or better yet “it’s too hot to have that hoodie covering your face like that. Take it off your head.”
In other words, there is not one parent who has not cursed the hoodie at one time or another.