From a Facebook friend of James come this message regarding the ‘lesson’ taught at a Madison middle school over the shooting of 17 year-old Trayvon Martin. The parent writes the following.
She told the kids that she thinks Trayvon got shot because he “looked suspicious” with his hoodie up. She told my daughter (who said she thought he got shot because Zimmerman was racist) that she can’t judge him: it’s like calling him a jerk. Then she proceeds to “demonstrate” how suspicious Trayvon looked by telling two Latino boys to stand up and put hoodies on (saying, “You’re not black, but you’ll do), then turns off the lights, and asks if these kids “look suspicious.”