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The hoodie is warm, trendy and for some, it’s a symbol

James Barnett rides his bike along Hulett St. on Friday with hoodie.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
James Barnett rides his bike along Hulett St. on Friday with hoodie.
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On a cold weekday morning, many of the students entering Schenectady High School wore hooded sweatshirts — hoodies, as they’re often called. One of those students, 15-year-old Mikey Boodram, sported a Schenectady lacrosse hoodie. His friend, 17-year-old Kimberly Mohamed, wore a gray hoodie under her coat. “It keeps me warm,” Mohamed explained. “Everybody wears them.” Boodram agreed. “It’s just there,” he said. “It’s a hoodie.” The hoodie has emerged as a symbol of protest over ...

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April 2, 2012
2 p.m.

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Sarah Foss,

I believe you owe us a retraction on the last paragraph considering that a high quality copy of the video clearly shows large gashes and swelling on the back of Mr. Zimmerman's head.

Secondly, it tears me up to see articles written in this way. My generation essentially put racism to bed in the 70's. You should carefully review the tone of your articles to assure you are not promoting racial division by hinting at racism where it does not exist.