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‘Low pants, no chance’ in Baton Rouge if Councilwoman gets her way

Pants worn so low that your draws show may be a thing of the past pretty soon in Baton Rouge, Louisiana if Councilwoman C.Denise Marcelle gets her way.  Her slogan is “Low pants, no chance.”

Marcelle believes low hanging pants are disrespectful and she wants them outlawed.

Her resolution, on the agenda for discussion Wednesday, says wearing saggy pants creates negative stereotypes and that “those who wear saggy pants are hurting their chances of becoming employable, educated and productive citizens.”

Marcelle has the backing of fellow Councilman Rodney “Smokie” Bourgeois and Councilwomen Donna Collins-Lews and Ronnie Edwards.

Councilman Scott Wilson on the other hand says no one will pay attention to the push for this bill and the issue should be dealt with at home and not by council.

Some believe this may be a trend that is moving on since fewer men wore sagging pants on the campus of Southern University last semester.  BUT does one university dictate the trend in Baton Rouge?

Categories: Are You Serious?
  1. September 8, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    For real…that is good news because as a BLACK MAN it does represent our race in a bad manner. Plus I don’t want to know what underwear the next man is wearing. That is not one of those general men conversations.

  2. Donna Green
    September 8, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    O.k. I agree that it is tasteless to show your underwear and have your pants sagging, but I am really sick of politicians wasting our money and their time on useless legislation. How about creating jobs for these young men? Real jobs that you can actually make a living off of and not have to struggle and feel beaten every day when you get off of work. Maybe then these “saggers” will feel like they have some semblance of hope and a chance to have a bright future. Which will in turn give them more pride in themselves and their appearance. How about social programs, and spending more time and money mentoring these youths? Real programs that actually help people. Instead of spending so many hours a week on useless legislation, politicians should actually have to work a full 40 hour work week like the rest of us. If there isn’t enough work for them to do in their offices for 40 hours, they should have to spend it working at churches, in homeless and domestic abuse shelters, working with foster children etc. We are never going to change these little issues with our children, until we start working on the real issues: drug use and abuse, teenagers having babies, poverty, domestic violence etc.

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