one of my friends responded on facebook that it looks a bit like a hijab, and, though it actually is a real hoodie--a hood as part of a sweater anyway--it does resemble a hijab, too. and that is tragically appropriate. black kids in hoodies and muslims in hijabs are apparently fair game for bigots. it's good to know that even in this new millennium, some ancient traditions live on. lynching may have expanded its techniques, but it's lynching nonetheless. we've got another dead kid to prove it.