Rep. Barney Frank rarely screens his words, so it didn’t really shock many of us when he made a skewed joke about a hoodie at a university commencement service on Sunday. A man received an honorary doctorate and he happened to be black. Frank happened to put his foot in his mouth.
"You now got a hoodie you can wear and no one will shoot at you."
Frank’s own Democrats stereotyped the hoodie, however, as you can see if you watch the Dept. of Homeland Security video uploaded to YouTube in March, 2011. The video was part of a public service campaign that’s part of the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative.
The graphic above shows three scenes from the video—all the suspicious types were wearing hoodies. Most of the culprits in the video, by the way, are white.
I think it’s important to point out stereotyping by Democrats, because like so many other unfortunate moments in U.S. history, the hoodie stereotype is promoted by the government.
Frank can credit President Barack Obama’s Dept. of Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano for trashing the hoodie.
Not a single media outlet has pointed this out, although it’s an important aspect of policy. See for yourself in the ‘See Something, Say Something’ video the Democrat administration came up with and distributed.
Incidentally, next time you come across one of those brutally violent films the Left loves to make, count the number of hoodies you see.
(Filed by Kay B. Day/May 29, 2012)