Students don hoodies in protest

Professor Camiolo's students
Professor Camiolo's students wore hoods in protest of the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.

In response to the recent shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, Joseph Camiolo — a sociology professor at the College — and his Introduction to Sociology class are engaging in a form of protest against Martin’s death that has gained national recognition in recent weeks.

Students, public figures and even athletes are wearing hoodies, symbolizing the last clothes that Martin was wearing when he was shot and killed by volunteer neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla. on Feb. 26.

The entire Miami Heat NBA team publicly wore hoodies in a team photo on March 22, while various public figures such as Illinois House Representative Bobby Rush have also engaged in the trending movement.