Do I look Suspicious?

Via Waylon Lewis
on Apr 4, 2012
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Howard University Trayvon Martin “Am I Suspicious?” Campaign Video.

A NEWMecca Movement Production, shot by John “JayDex” Ledbetter. A video depicting Howard University men standing against racial profiling and the killing of Trayvon Martin in February 2012. More information on the efforts of the Howard Community to raise awareness can be found at


Let’s remember that all our sisters and brothers deserve equality—equal pay for women. Marriage equality for our GLBTQ sisters and brothers. And end to racial profiling for all, whether Muslim, African-American, etc. 


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


4 Responses to “Do I look Suspicious?”

  1. Mamaste says:

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  2. powerful… I think we need a video with boys/girls/white/hispanic etc. wearing the hoodie and asking the same question – I think even open minded people might be surprised at their reaction to different "looks" in a hoodie… and to get across the point that it IS a bias that we hold culturally.

  3. Ellis Reem says:

    Simply another case of the “Real Thing” establishment of allopathic medicine being the default model forhealth care. Any approach to health that conflicts with the chemical/pharmaceutical model is looked upon by those who are insecure in their understanding of health care with cynicism rather than healthy skepticism. A scientific skeptic will look at the data rather than rely on the old-time religion dogma of our medically-based culture. Just look at the scientific studies performed by independent pier-reviewed journals before judging the effectiveness of chiropractic care.

  4. Linda V Lewis says:

    Great video! It's taken me 60+ years to adopt the "hoodie" but now I see why so many Canadians wear one–the hoodie is so practical against our cold winter and "sprinter" winds! I have a yellow, white, and yes–a black one. The hoodie is more a matter of weather profiling than racial profiling in Canda! But whether in Canada or the USA, everyone needs to be aware of impulsive prejudice based on mere "looks".