The George Zimmerman case ended with a “not guilty” verdict that those in favor of justice are not happy with, but the reaction from the civil rights organizations and the community will not allow this to be the end of the story.
Former White House adviser, Van Jones, who resigned under duress over his past activism as well as “crude” remarks he made about Republicans, took to Twitter on Sunday morning after the verdict came in and posted a powerful picture of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., in a hoodie similar to that Trayvon Martin was wearing the night he was gunned down by George Zimmerman.
Van Jones is the same soldier that was criticized for signing a petition, prior to his position as an aide to the president, that questioned whether Bush and those in his administration “may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war.”
The picture is up for interpretation, but I would describe it as a reminder of the justice that is to come. The powerful unification of the hoodie and our most influential slain civil rights leader gives us hope that this event will have a rippling effect that will cripple those that favor injustice.
What does it mean to you?