Skip to comments.In New Haven, some see sagging pants as statement, others as fueling stereotype
Posted on 07/07/2014 9:42:26 AM PDT by BillyBonebrake
The saggin started in the prison where inmates couldnt wear belts, but in jail culture things started to transcend, said community activist Leonard Jahad, the states top New Haven probation supervisor,
The left pant leg rolled up meant youre 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, whos also entertainment director of the youth development organization Ice the Beef, said he and his peers dont view the sagging pants as a sexual signal, or anything more than a style choice.
Were not saggin our pants to be disrespectful. Nobody says anything when people wear short jean skirts; no one cares, he said. Its no different when our mothers and grandmothers wear the big hats to church. Its fashion for them and the sag is our fashion.
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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.
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.
Bail bottoms in Bum sHaven.
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..
Almost wrecked from laughing so hard the first one I saw.
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.
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.
where I worked, it meant you were locked up, switched sizes and got a belt before you were back out in genpop.
What really started with the plummers when they go underneath a broken sink, has become popular with the hip-hop and gansta crowd.
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.
I think they look exactly like toddlers after they have taken a dump in their diapers.
Weighs the pants down, you know.
Too bad we can’t just round up all the scumbags and run them through a grinder and feed them to the crabs.
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."
“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.
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.
*I have no idea what that means.
Plumber’s Crack...Plumber’s Crack...don;t bendover, you got Plumber’s crack! (sung to the tune of Jimmy Mack)
Just another barrier to assimilation into the accepted American culture. Must be “a white thing” to dress respectfully.
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...
The U.S. has become a ghetto.
Lookin like a foo wid yo pants on the ground.
Way to ruin a good song. ;)
Yep. The so-called ‘Wiggers’.
I think they wear sagging pants to signal to da ladies dat dey is available and ready.