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Victory: Geraldo Apologizes to Trayvon's Parents

UPDATE: Thanks to nearly 20,000 members, Geraldo Rivera apologized to Trayvon Martin's parents on Fox News on Sunday, April 1st.  

Trayvon's parents accepted the apology and added "So if being a suspicious, walking in the rain with your hoodie on is a crime, then I guess the world is doing something wrong.”


Geraldo Rivera made a reckless statement on national television about the killing of Trayvon Martin. As one of the leading Latino journalists in the country, Geraldo should immediately apologize and set the record straight.

While Trayvon’s parents and the entire country are clamoring for justice, demanding the immediate arrest of Zimmerman, who is still free, Mr. Rivera have decided to divert our attention away form the sad truth at core of this national tragedy: an innocent young man was killed in cold blood – not for wearing a hoodie – but for being a Black young man.

Tell Geraldo Rivera to apologize to Trayvon's family and focus instead on reporting accurately about why Trayvon Martin was killed.

The Message

We will deliver the following petition to Geraldo Rivera in your name:

Dear Mr. Rivera,

Your statement on Fox & Friends on March 23, 2012 was offensive and dangerous in the context of the larger national dialogue about Trayvon Martin's death. Hoodies are not an invitation for anyone to shoot a young man of color such as Trayvon.

Your statements were irresponsible and work against those of us who are trying to teach our children that society needs to treat them with respect. This moment offers us an opportunity to stand up for young men of color and to demand that their humanity be valued.

Rather than perpetuate the stereotypes against young men of color, do the right thing and speak accurately about how racism and violence endangers our children.

We demand that you apologize to Trayvon's family and focus instead on reporting about why Trayvon Martin was killed.

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