Don’t people of all races sometimes wear saggy pants? How is banning them racist?
Blake Neff reports at the Daily Caller.
University Ban On Saggy Pants Decried As Racist
A college’s attempt to crack down on the wearing of saggy pants is being attacked as racist against black people.
Henderson State University, a public college in Arkadelphia, Ark., hasn’t officially banned such pants in its dress code, but recently signs appeared in its students center warning that saggy pants, along with profanity or rude behavior, would not be tolerated.
Tonya Smith, a university spokeswoman, told Inside Higher Ed that the signs were intended to discourage disruptive behavior on campus.
“Our faculty in particular had experienced an increase in inappropriate classroom behaviors that were disturbing the learning environment,” Smith said.
Another administrator, Lewis Shepherd Jr., told local KATV News that the school is simply trying to encourage good habits.
“We do a disservice to students if we do not teach those values while they’re here,” he said.
But others see an attempt to suppress black culture.
“Its politically insensitive to certain groups. They felt like they were being targeted,” student Kristin Bell told local KATV News. Another student, Daisha Haggans, said that the school wasn’t using “the right communication” to impress on students the importance of professionalism.