I agree with you that the image you wish to portray comes out loud and clear in your clothing whether it’s a hoody and gangster garb or a dress that is slit up to your waist. However, Geraldo is missing a bigger point which should be the breakdown of the black American family. Too many fathers are not truly parenting their kids and the poor kids are the worse off for it. Where’s Bill Cosby when you need him? Where’s the leadership in the black community?
I’m sure Cosby doesn’t think the hoodie is a smart garment for black teenagers to be wearing. But I’m sure he sympathizes with the black family of this boy - as he has every right to do. He’s been great on so many issues concerning black America - a hero in my view.
Getting back to style and image, I remember the woman in a burqa who went into an upscale Paris shop and got punched out by an upscale Parisienne who had a problem with chicks wearing burqas. Must say, I enjoyed that little sartorial mistake!