Rethinking The Hoodie

By: Jordyn Larkins Jones

“The hoodie, it offers a sense of security for the wearer. But this is almost like a paradox – it offers a sense of security for the wearer, [but] for the perceiver it may kind of alter their perception of security.”

~Dawnn Karen, Fashion Psychologist


Jordyn Larkins Jones examines the biases that exist between race and clothing, in particular, the hoodie. Her latest report includes interviews with streetwear designer Ajani Jeffries, fashion psychologist Dawnn Karen, and veteran law enforcement officer Moses Robinson. Jordyn asks: What will it take to rethink the hoodie and remove the biases connected to it?

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