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Are All Hoodies Worn By Criminals?

March 23, 2011
March 16, 2011

Think about a crime in which the suspect is described as a young man wearing baggy pants and a hooded sweatshirt (hoodie). Does that bring to mind any particular race? It should.

The Maynard Institute for Journalism Education last year launched an initiative to change the way the media reported on boys and men of color.

Coverage of boys and men of color tends to center around crime, sports and entertainment. Not only does this present a distorted image of this particular population, it also serves to instill fear in the wider society.

The description of young males wearing “hoodies” mostly conjures up images of Black suspects.

http://www.maynardije.org/health/are-all-hoodies-worn-criminals

 

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