|Updated: 4/01/2012 8:40 am
||Published: 3/31/2012 7:07 pm
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Heat and hooded sweatshirts don't usually mix, but that's the point.
The purpose of a rally in downtown Little Rock Saturday was twofold. One -- to demand justice for Trayvon Martin, and two -- to start a dialog about racial issues within Arkansas. Organizers Sara Rudolph-Pollard and Kittrel Wynne started the rally with a Facebook page.
"We're just two citizens that put the word out on Facebook and Twitter and people actually took their time and came out," said Rudolph-Pollard.
Ralliers walked around the River Market too, with hoodies, to make a point.
"This could happen to anybody and that's, I don't want my child walking up, just because he has a hoodie, and they label him as suspicious," said Wynne.
The group thinks it's important to have these events all over the country, not just in Florida where the Trayvon Martin controversy started. Rudolph-Pollards reasoning: "if you don't stop something where it is, it's like a disease, it spreads."
So in a way, the hope is that the rally stops something, but at the same time, starts something else.
"People want to say we're a color-blind society," explained Rudolph-Pollard. "No we're not. We're not color-blind. We have racial issues and they need to be talked about."