Yes, it's speculative, but I don't think it's too out-there to revise and say that Trayvon would be less likely to be killed. It's a sad thing, but Trayvon had everything going against him. Young, black, in a hoodie, and not from around the area. Most young, black, hoodie-wearing kids who weren't from around the area were there because it was apparently very easy to rob, and the police had, for months, not been protecting the area. The neighborhood was at the end of its rope. The tension was rising. Zimmerman wanted to protect the neighborhood, and had personally felt responsible for letting a criminal go when the police told him not to follow. He then saw another black, young, male, hoodie-wearing person who he didn't recognize. He pursued him. The cops told him to stop. We don't know what happened between that and the scuffle.
If not Trayvon, it would have been someone else who fit the description of the criminals that had been raiding the neighborhood. It's just sad.
As said before, had the rash of crimes been done with a different set of specific clothing (though hoodies aren't specific, really, it was still a theme within the raids and break-ins), and Trayvon was wearing that instead, that would have contributed as well. You have to see that this was a specific case. If the neighborhood wasn't facing any problems, and the police were doing their job, and Zimmerman just walked up and shot Trayvon, that would be different, and the hoodie would've not really played a part, or as much of a part.
The atmosphere of the neighborhood has to be taken into consideration. The hoodie played a part, just as his not being from around there and other such things. No one would call me crazy if I said that his race or age played a part in his death, but apprently other aesthetic things about him can't play a role in his death? If Trayvon Martin were an elderly black man wearing a hoodie, he wouldn't have died. Trayvon fit the description of all the previous people who had raided that area for weeks.
And good job using fallcies, guys! Great stuf here.
Once again: http://news.yahoo.com/george-zimmerman- ... 35114.html