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May 29, 2012

Barney Frank’s failed Trayvon Martin “hoodie” joke: When making a commencement speech at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on Sunday, he made a botched joke directed towards civil rights leader Hubie Jones, who earned an honorary degree: “You now have a hoodie you can wear and no one will shoot at you.” Frank later clarified his statements to the Associated Press, which noted Frank has made the joke at other graduation ceremonies (directed at himself), and that it was intended to ”ridicule the notion that a hooded sweatshirt is somehow sinister.” Jones wasn’t offended, for what it’s worth.

11:52 // 2 years ago