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A hoodie and saggin jeans make you a target? Travon Martin to Mike Brown?

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A year ago we spoke with a few high school students and ask them about their thoughts about dress and image. How Black youths are perceived by others within the community and outside. A year after Trayvon Martin the nation is discussingMichael Brown & Eric Gardener again we see various media sources attempt to paint a different image of the unarmed young man the same as we saw during the Zimmerman trial. 

Check out our past show where young people shared their ideas about images of Black youths and how sometimes perceptions of their language, dress and social media images can be misinterpreted. (Link is at the bottom of page).

How is an unrelated incident of robbery become relevant in discovering if the shooting of an unarmed person (Michael Brown) was justified? 

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/michael-brown-shooting/feds-urged-police-not-release-michael-brown-robbery-video-n182346

What is it that the various policing agencies want the public to think about Mike Brown after releasing the video? 

A) The nation should not be spending this amount of social capital on a criminal
B) He was not close to being the gentle giant as friends and family have claimed
C) The officer was responding to a dangerous individual that posed a real threat to the officer 
D) The shooting was justified the state did not execute a saint but rather a thug

 

Any thoughts?

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