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Detroit CFO resigns amid anger over 'shoot someone in a hoodie' comment

There are 3 comments on the MLive.com story from Oct 15, 2013, titled Detroit CFO resigns amid anger over 'shoot someone in a hoodie' comment. In it, MLive.com reports that:

Detroiters in a March 2012 rally wearing hoodies in honor of Trayvon Martin, a Florida teenager killed last year in an altercation with a neighborhood watch volunteer.

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Pete

Livonia, MI

#1 Oct 15, 2013
He deserved to be fired for terminal stupidity. How could an old white dude come to a mostly all black city employed by a black emergency manager make such an insensitive statement? People can think what they want, but they can't make public utterances of racism as a joke.
Joe B

Elizabeth, NJ

#2 Oct 15, 2013
Pete wrote:
He deserved to be fired for terminal stupidity. How could an old white dude come to a mostly all black city employed by a black emergency manager make such an insensitive statement? People can think what they want, but they can't make public utterances of racism as a joke.
Where is the racism? He said SOMEONE in a hoodie, never mentioned race.
So if you perceived that to mean black then YOU are the racist
Pete

Livonia, MI

#4 Oct 16, 2013
Joe B wrote:
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Where is the racism? He said SOMEONE in a hoodie, never mentioned race.
So if you perceived that to mean black then YOU are the racist
Unless you are over 75 or just not very well educated, you must realize that racism tales a different tone than in the 50's. The obvious reference to Travon and a black boy running around at night in the city was clearly intended. It was not funny. The perpetrator of the comment himself admitted that it was insensitive. You are one of the few that do not understand that fact.

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