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In New Haven, some see sagging pants as statement, others as fueling stereotype
The New Haven Register ^ | July 6, 2014 | Shahid Abdul-Karim

Posted on 07/07/2014 9:42:26 AM PDT by BillyBonebrake

“The saggin’ started in the prison where inmates couldn’t wear belts, but in jail culture things started to transcend,” said community activist Leonard Jahad, the state’s top New Haven probation supervisor,

“The left pant leg rolled up meant you’re in a certain gang and both pant legs rolled up meant something else,“ Jahad said. “When pants are down like the kids wear on the streets, in prison, it means you are available to the next man for sexual activity.”

Smith, who’s also entertainment director of the youth development organization Ice the Beef, said he and his peers don’t view the sagging pants as a sexual signal, or anything more than a style choice.

“We’re not saggin’ our pants to be disrespectful. Nobody says anything when people wear short jean skirts; no one cares,” he said. “It’s no different when our mothers and grandmothers wear the big hats to church. It’s fashion for them and the sag is our fashion.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nhregister.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: culture; rationale; thug
Here we have an 18 year old working in the "youth development" field, dressed like a thug, promoting inmate-culture, while using a racial slur to describe himself ... God help us.
1 posted on 07/07/2014 9:42:26 AM PDT by BillyBonebrake
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To: BillyBonebrake

Paragons of virtue.

“When pants are down like the kids wear on the streets, in prison, it means you are available to the next man for sex”

I had to LOL “HA HA!” at that.

I really wish these “fashions” would die. It’s been 20 years of the same basic fashion for all teens in all aspects; you’d think they’d start doing the normal thing and say “that’s so ‘90s; out of it!”

Nope, no such luck this time around.


2 posted on 07/07/2014 9:51:01 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: BillyBonebrake

This is the least of New Haven’s problems. They are a sanctuary city, and are about to be buried by Central American illegal aliens.


3 posted on 07/07/2014 9:53:09 AM PDT by montag813
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To: BillyBonebrake

Bail bottoms in Bum sHaven.


4 posted on 07/07/2014 9:54:05 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tryranny)
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To: BillyBonebrake

Whenever I see it I see: A baby stepper that hasn’t grown up, because you can’t take (anything) but baby steps w/your pants down your legs.. one also can’t run from the cops very well either..


6 posted on 07/07/2014 9:55:33 AM PDT by JSDude1
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To: BillyBonebrake
I call it a driving hazard.

Almost wrecked from laughing so hard the first one I saw.

7 posted on 07/07/2014 9:56:23 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: BillyBonebrake

blacks are becoming a shrinking minority, let them go and they will become irrelevant. High % in jail, unemployed, loss of political power to hispanics yada, yada, yada.

That’s why Sharptounge has relevance for them. He yells the loudest.


9 posted on 07/07/2014 10:00:20 AM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Open Borders, pro-terrorist, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: BillyBonebrake
"...in prison, it means you are available to the next man for sexual activity.”

 

I thought tramp stamps indicating the female is ready to spread 'em were bad enough, but for some punk to wear his pants like that means he's "avalaible" is ....

Words fail me.

10 posted on 07/07/2014 10:01:30 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

where I worked, it meant you were locked up, switched sizes and got a belt before you were back out in genpop.


11 posted on 07/07/2014 10:02:50 AM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Open Borders, pro-terrorist, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: BillyBonebrake

What really started with the plummers when they go underneath a broken sink, has become popular with the hip-hop and gansta crowd.


12 posted on 07/07/2014 10:04:53 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: BillyBonebrake

13 posted on 07/07/2014 10:06:01 AM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

*snicker*


14 posted on 07/07/2014 10:11:59 AM PDT by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5. Period.)
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To: BillyBonebrake
“We’re not saggin’ our pants to be disrespectful. Nobody says anything when people wear short jean skirts; no one cares,” he said. “It’s no different when our mothers and grandmothers wear the big hats to church. It’s fashion for them and the sag is our fashion.”

It IS different, you moron; wearing hats to church doesn't mean we have to look at your mothers' and grandmothers' underwear. I don't want to see it.

The same goes for the current unfathomable trend of women showing off their bra straps as though they're fashion accessories.

15 posted on 07/07/2014 10:15:27 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Dallas59

Hilarious!


16 posted on 07/07/2014 10:16:19 AM PDT by BillyBonebrake
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To: BillyBonebrake

I think they look exactly like toddlers after they have taken a dump in their diapers.

Weighs the pants down, you know.


17 posted on 07/07/2014 10:18:38 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: BillyBonebrake

Too bad we can’t just round up all the scumbags and run them through a grinder and feed them to the crabs.


18 posted on 07/07/2014 10:23:05 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: BillyBonebrake
“It’s no different when our mothers and grandmothers wear the big hats to church. It’s fashion for them and the sag is our fashion.”

LOL. I just love these articles for the quotes. Trying to turn showing your underwear or bare ass in public into some greater societal statement. I bet if this guy's grandmother went to church with her boobs hanging out he wouldn't call it "just another fashion statement."

19 posted on 07/07/2014 10:23:40 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: CatherineofAragon

“The same goes for the current unfathomable trend of women showing off their bra straps as though they’re fashion accessories.”

Try asking for lingerie hooks to sew on your tops. ~Not a clue, big zero on that one.

SLOBS RULE!

Between the gigantic flumps on their hips under skin tight pants and rolley-polley waistlines, it’s getting ugly out here.

I think bras for backboobs would be a blockbuster money maker.

*I have to stop now. I’m getting uglier by the minute.


20 posted on 07/07/2014 10:24:09 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: F15Eagle
Listen to some of the thuggish talk you hear from even white people who want to talk “gangsta”. It’s beyond ridiculous.

Fo shizzle.*

*I have no idea what that means.

21 posted on 07/07/2014 10:25:13 AM PDT by Disambiguator (#cornedbeef)
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To: Biggirl

Plumber’s Crack...Plumber’s Crack...don;t bendover, you got Plumber’s crack! (sung to the tune of Jimmy Mack)


22 posted on 07/07/2014 10:29:52 AM PDT by gr8eman (A good rant should have the word "crap" in it at least 4 times!)
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To: BillyBonebrake

Just another barrier to assimilation into the accepted American culture. Must be “a white thing” to dress respectfully.


23 posted on 07/07/2014 10:48:48 AM PDT by Enten (I don't have islamophobia...I do have islamonausea)
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To: OpusatFR

Don’t worry...I have a tendency to rant about this myself, so I understand. It’s even worse in the summer, which I just call Slob Season now.

Agree about the lingerie hooks, or even that old standby, the strapless bra. But, you see, the former would require visiting a tailor-—unheard of, too much money and trouble. The latter, again, necessitates an extra expense. Why bother with any of that when looking slovenly is so easy? /S

Fat rolls are most effective when paired when tattoos, IMO...


24 posted on 07/07/2014 10:50:11 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: BillyBonebrake

The U.S. has become a ghetto.


25 posted on 07/07/2014 11:00:54 AM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: Enten

Lookin like a foo wid yo pants on the ground.


26 posted on 07/07/2014 11:12:47 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (#DELETE *.* GOV)
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To: gr8eman

Way to ruin a good song. ;)


27 posted on 07/07/2014 12:01:57 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Well......Bye.)
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To: F15Eagle

Yep. The so-called ‘Wiggers’.


28 posted on 07/07/2014 12:12:00 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Well......Bye.)
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To: BillyBonebrake

I think they wear sagging pants to signal to da ladies dat dey is available and ready.


30 posted on 07/07/2014 2:56:08 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Anything is possible, if you don't know what you're talking about.)
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