Former White House Adviser Van Jones Tweets MLK in Hoodie

Former White House adviser, Van Jones, tweeted the picture of MLK in a hoodie similar to Trayvon Martin's after the "not guilty" verdict for George Zimmerman.
Former White House adviser, Van Jones, tweeted the picture of MLK in a hoodie similar to Trayvon Martin’s after the “not guilty” verdict for George Zimmerman.

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.”

Tweet posted by Van Jones.
Tweet posted by Van Jones, Sunday, July 14, after verdict.


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?

-J.C. Brooks



6 thoughts on “Former White House Adviser Van Jones Tweets MLK in Hoodie”

  1. Very profound message. To me, it means that anyone could be wearing a hoodie. You, your family, your friends. Never judge a book by its cover. Especially if you are a wanna be cop with a gun!

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  3. It is inappropriate. I am a Caucasian born in the 1950s and Dr. King’s life and teachings mean a lot to me. His life example and powerful, emotional words could not be ignored and over time resulted in a paradigm shift in race relations across the USA that is still taking shape today. The young Trayvon Martin lost his life which is very sad. However, the evidence suggests that he knew GZ was following him, made it home from he 7/11 and returned to confront GZ proceeding to pummel him on the ground. That is something Dr. King would never have considered IMO. It is a sad event with a young black man loosing his lie and a young hispanic man having to live his with the burden of death on his hands.

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