Thursday, March 29, 2012

Late night

If you missed it, this was one of the top political videos from the U.S. today, U.S. Representative Bobby Rush protesting on behalf of Trayvon Martin on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives by wearing a hoodie and sunglasses. He was eventually removed. It is a surprisingly emotional video as Rush's voice rises.

Gail Collins has a good column tonight on the gun control issues in the U.S. that she views as worthy of a discussion, to add further context. She views the hoodie discussion as a bit of a sideshow. I'm not sure Rush would disagree with her on the need for the U.S. to debate greater gun control but Rush's protest was not just about hoodies, his protest was about racial profiling. There are plenty of worthy discussions arising out of this tragedy.