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Trayvon Martin and the hoodie as sign and signifier

Article: Trayvon Martin and the hoodie as sign and signifier

Trayvon Martin is all over the headlines these days. Brian Stelter wrote an interesting piece on perils of slacktivism (and founder’s syndrome). For me, however, one of the most poignant pieces of the Trayvon tragedy (and it is a tragedy) is the role of the hoodie.