Trayvon Martin: hooded black Howard University School of Medicine students ‘kill’ in Chelsea and Millwall ‘kits’
IN reaction to the news that Trayvon Martin’s killer George Zimmerman will not be punished by the US judiciary. (His family are in hiding and his name is mud, however.) The Howard University School of Medicine, makes a point. Which looks the more suspect – the black men in white coats or the black men in hoods?
The question might be: Trayvon Martin or Howard Shipman? The hooded executioner or His Excellency, Generalissimo Dr. Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina, Honorable Chief of State, Benefactor of the Nation, President and Dictator of the Dominican Republic? Tough choice.
Given those two options, we’d be hard-pressed to choose.
White lab coats do make everyone in them look dangerous. A few students have gone for the double-whammy of hood and lab coat. Add a surgical mask and they resemble 1970s Millwall and Chelsea football hooligans, with scalpels in place of Stanley Knives and prescription pads for (chemical) coshes.
Leeds United and Spurs fans seeking medical help in Washington, DC are advised to avoid being ‘schooled’ at Howard University.
Black women are, as we know, invisible.