“A hoodie … is what’s worn by a whole lot of thugs. Look in the newspapers, online or on television: you see a lot of guys in the mugshots wearing hoodies.”–Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen, defending racial profiling


Listen up, you teenaged nudniks

Here’s advice worth knowin’

Don’t go out looking like a hoodnik.

Dress like Richard Cohen.


Buy a suit and walk around with

Briefcases and books.

The Brother that you should be down with

Is the Brother known as Brooks


All you dumb misunderstoodniks

Who never wear a tie

Looking like some no-damn-goodniks:

It’s your fault if you die.