Harris-Perry: For black men’s safety, dress like Urkel or Skip Gates
Not pleased over Geraldo Rivera citing Trayvon Martin wearing a hoodie as a reason for his death, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry sarcastically came up with her own clothes restrictions for the safety of minority kids and young adults.
The Tulane professor suggested that attire resembling beloved TV sitcom character Steve Urkel was the best way to prevent any problems. With her snark apparent, Harris-Perry mentioned a certain black Harvard professor, who despite his clean cut attire and esteemed platform, was arrested in his own home.
“Hoodies are an absolute no, they are not acceptable on the MHP dress code for black safety,” she said. “So listen up young men: No red or blue, no sagging pants and certainly no hoodies. If you want to play it safe, dress like, you know, Skip Gates.”
Rivera received much criticism from his comments, including his son Gabriel declaring he was “ashamed” of his father’s reaction to Martin’s death.
WATCH: Video from MSNBC, which was broadcast on March 24, 2012.