Atlanta Moves to Ban Sagging Pants and Revealing Thongs

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By: Rizoh

      The war on hip-hop culture has suffered another blow, with Atlanta city officials proposing a ban on baggy pants that reveal boxer shorts or thongs.

 

      The proposal, sponsored by city councilman C.T. Martin, would make it illegal to sag your pants under city law. But the ordinance will is not geared towards just males. The proposal would also make it illegal for women to show the strap of a thong beneath their pants and showing bra straps in public.  

 

      Martin hopes to hold hearings and push for the proposal through churches and community organizations. If the ordinance passes, a penalty in the amount of a fine would be determined.

 

      Opponents of the proposal say that it will fail because it perpetuates racial profiling.

 

      A similar ordinance has already passed successfully elsewhere. Earlier in June, the town of Delcambre, Louisiana passed an ordinance that fines offenders up to $500 or up to six months in jail for exposing sagging pants in public.

Comments

  1. come on black people, let’s thing about this thing before we speak!!! it was ok, it was cool when we as black people was doing it… thenlike everything else their kids (white kids that is) started doing now they have ban it… they can’t have their kids looking sloopy, oh no let themblack people look like that… think about it… as blacks we can have nothing without them trying to steal it… our style, the way we talk, our music, black football and basketball players… WAKE UP

  2. its all a conspiracy….they just want us to stop bein US…and my question is HOW??…but you know what?….we can still get away wit it…like we always WILL…hmm…maybye just throw some shorts on under the pants or somethin….but REGARDLESS…this is BULLSHIT

  3. bout time they banned baggy clothes. that shit made us as black people look like crazy. girls looked like bitches and hoes and boyz look like dumbasses and wanna be thugs.

  4. This is ridiculous,(This is not a CRIME) To each his own I do not style my clothes in that manner and it’s not only Blacks who do this. I would never down my race, I rather lead it! They want to control your speech, the way you dress, who you pray to, Too many of us are Americanized!

  5. yeah it looks tacky but its bigger than baggy clothes and sagg’n pants.these white people in charge are tryn to eliminate us from within takin our creativity and culture right in front of our eyes and we think its about baggy jeans and sagg’n pants u take everything today like bonds/baseball vick/football
    nigga and bitches/rap music they’re focusing on negative shit and its about us.white people do the samething but never as good as us so they hate they don’t have the ass to do it anyway.this shit is about us wake up!!!!!!!! black amerikkka

  6. While yall sittin up here makin jokes this shit is really goin down. The conservative black folks dont like the way the poor black folks dress. It really sad if you ask me. What ever happened to our 1st Amendments. Everybody up here talkin but none of you even ask that simple questions. WHAT ABOUT OUR RIGHTS!!!!! The people that this affects is black people. I would say wake up black people ,but that wont help. If I said ”get rich or die tryin” black people would be down with me and that sucks. The funny thing is that the educated blacks dont wanna help the blacks that need. Reverse racism. Damn

  7. Sad part is that im from the ATL and C.T. martin is a BLACK city councilman and would propose some b.s. like this it sounds like some old school hating or sim trying to push his opinion on the whole city, even though i think that pants with your draws hanging out is wack i do like the chicks with the ass cracks showing i think its up to the person on how they dress and how they want to be veiwed and as a black councilman in atlanta we have alot bigger issues to worry about such as REAL CRIMINALS

  8. white people have gone crazy but us niggas gave them the option. we look silly out here sometimes cuz, but we should start a proposal for fines on goth kids

  9. Saggy pants with your underwear showing originated in jail.It was to let other inmates know that they were GAY and there pants were wore in that fashion for easy access.People i think it is cool to express ourselves but we need to educate ourselves first. This article was in JET magazine a few weeks ago.

  10. I think it’s really crazy when you think about it. Because ask yourself where did it originate from ? Well for some of us who went to jail or prison that’s one of the first thing’s they take away from us, is our belt’s and our shoe laces. which is where this whole sagging thing originate’s from. And if we make up a large percentage% of incarsarated scare face’s. who else would they be targeting ,other then young black male’s. Now me myself ,I don’t sagg, 4 that paticulare reason alone, I don’t need tha extra attention from some one who really don’t care about me 2 begin with. Because that’s racial profiling…….

  11. Man fuck this shit. They cant stop us from being us and they aint buying our clothes. So you cant tell me to stop me from being me. And the way i where me clothes and got shit to do with them andthey just want a reason to but black people in jail.

  12. no where in that article does it point at the african american community, or any culture at that. And the picture shows two white males..how is this white america telling you that you cant wear your pants off your ass? Its tacky and not professional. We dont have to be rappers to be wealthy or successful. If you pulled your pants up maybe something good, career wise, will come your way.

  13. We gotta turn this around talkin bout they against us. We don’t need 2 b portrayin ourselves as we do like we ain’t got no sense and can’t dress. We gotta take it on ourselves and say that hey.. the way WE dress makes US look bad.

  14. EVEN THOUGH OTHER RACES SAG THEY PANTS. THEY ARE TRULY TARGETING BLACKS. THEY SEE US! ON TV! DON’T BELIEVE ME! WHO CREATES ALL THE NEW HIP HOP TRENDZ? BLACKS! THEY DO THAT SHIT IN CITIES WHERE THEY CAN GET AWAY THAT SHIT! NOT IN CHI TOWN. WE GON’ CONTINUE DOING WHAT THE HELL WE WANT. DAMN RACIST PRICKS. ITS ALWAYS A BLACK AND WHITE! SO MUCH HATRED TOWARDS US

  15. KS, i agree with you. East444 I agree with you also w/o the profanity.(lol) Why walk around and them people something to talk about. People talk regardless, but alot of the times, black folks just hand them something to talk about and then GET MAD!!! We want folks to see us as one thing (positive), but promote so much negative and ignorance. Overall, people are going to talk, but don’t hand them something to talk about.

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