Black People : March will protest sagging pants in NC

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  1. MsInterpret

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    March will protest sagging
    Teens who wear sagging pants not taken seriously, couple say

    By Laura Graff

    A retired eastern Winston-Salem couple is resurrecting the battle against sagging pants.

    Ken and Gwen Rasheed, who grew up in Winston-Salem, started subversively, handing out coupons for free haircuts, meals and, sometimes, cash to young men around town who wore their paints at waist-level instead of low on their hips.

    On Saturday, they?re hoping to make a more public statement, with a protest march ? ?The Walk to End Saggin?? at the East Winston Shopping Center.

    ?We?re just trying to get the message out that we want them to stop this sagging,? Gwen Rasheed said this week. ?I think we have a responsibility to help these children.?

    Rasheed said teens who wear sagging pants are not taken seriously by teachers or potential employers, and that can prevent young people from becoming productive adults.

    By yesterday, about 20 people had paid $15 each to register for the walk, Gwen Rasheed said. The fee covers the cost of breakfast and anti-sagging T-shirts that she and her husband had printed for the march.

    ?We?re not profiting a dime off of this ? in fact, we?re kind of in the hole,? she said. ?We just want them to stop sagging their pants.?

    READ MORE: http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2010/oct/08/march-will-protest-sagging-ar-442768/
     
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    Is this the start of what every state /city/township need to do
    to bring order back and better guiding for our young brothers

    but what about the young ladies i've seen doing it as well
    i think it's a jail matality taken to the streets and some fashion fare
    I do wish them great success .
     
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    these people have way too much free time on their hands.........
     
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    I willmake the assumption that the majority of folks here have grandparents or great grands that grew up as teens during Jim Crow.

    Take a loo at some of those old pitures of them, and how they dressed as teens

    After integratio and the death of thee Afrocentric movement,

    we allowed the oligarchy to dictate, what the In Thing is for our youth

    one day it is waering death symbols, skull and bones, spider webs and skeletons,

    another day it is pants below ones buttocks,

    who designs this and gets it across the nationlike wildfire?????

    Until we control what the In Thing is for our youth we will be
    protesting one thing while Tavistock and Madison ave

    design and send out the next.
     
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    Right now the in thing for younger boys is these skinny jeans

    But they still attempt to sag them

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    peace


    Maybe the kids with the sagging pants should have a march against the parents who have not taught them self respect, thus are truly responsible as to why their kids wear them like that .......

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    Is this merely a return to a popularly accepted form of social rebellion, i. e., on the us young folk/them vs the old(er) folks side?

    Brief and to the point:

    Particularly in the mix of a world spanning recession, maybe kinda sorta dad or uncle etc. aren't in a position to get some employer to even give us applications to pass along to them. etc. etc. etc.!

    So, I'm not buying what they're selling, since none of us have any real sayso, to say the least, i. e., as regards this nation's socio/economic/political policies etc.

    Or-- is this how they truly view themselves--as young have nots--in relationship to young haves--aka living in the midst of a desegregated nation--i. e., them presuming too much/knowing too little, about while some remain on the top/others on the bottom (no pun intended)?

    On the other hand:

    Methinks some of their b. s ad naseum is a reaction and overreaction to what we were about at their ages, i. e., hence their very means/ways/etc. of coping and surviving are self justifying cop outs!

    It all was and is very much on the s/m side:

    No pun needed this time!

    Hence the demented nature of black/white relations ala 2010...

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    where are the solutions?

    were is the sceintific process?

    where our youth like this 500years ago?

    and why not?

    Did the rappers start this trend?

    who would make a protest by walking around in public the way men walk around in the gay wards of the state pen, to let other men know they are available?


    This started at a particular time, what caused it?

    basically here in Brooklyn it has pretty much died out cause the young ladies aint havin it,
    and I know when I was a teen if there was something that the young sisters did not like you learned to clean that up quick fast
     
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    Blogger comment from the article:

    What I don't understand about the sagging pants, hats on backwards, multiple tattoos and dreadlocks is that those who do these things segregate themselves from the general population. Martin Luther King and many others fought (and some died) for desegregation, and these kids are fostering segregation as much as the [SIZE="5"]Ku Klux Klan.[/SIZE] Don't their parents realize this? Don't they realize this? I admit I am seeing it from a white standpoint, but it seems a shame to me that so much work for desegregation of our country has been wasted on those who either don't deserve it or are too stupid to appreciate it.


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    Ok, are black people REALLY offended by sagging pants or are they offended or ASHAMED that the saggers(lol) are making them look bad in front of white people?

    I really fail to see what big deal is...seems people living in a country which touts democracy, individuality, and freedom for ALL....(and shuns FASCISM) are having control issues..

    or maybe I'm missing something?
     
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