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Hands Up with Pants Down: Black Respectability and Racism

This recent segment on CNN about pants sagging and racial profiling illustrates the divide not only in the black community, but the larger society, between those who offer black respectability as cure for racial profiling, and others who believe only holding systemic white supremacy accountable for targeting black and brown men for harassment, brutality, and arrest will result in less incidents like Eric Garner and Michael Brown. 1,204 more words

Culture & Politics

HAVING HIGH STANDARDS

Driving to work today I almost hit a young man. It wasn’t my fault, I had the right of way. I was driving down a street when the man had parked his car on the side of the street I was driving on and just got out of it and quickly ran across the street, forcing me to hit the brakes. 782 more words

RACE

Ocala bans sagging pants on city-owned property

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — It’s now illegal to wear low pants that expose underwear or bare buttocks in parts of Ocala.

The city council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve an ordinance that prohibit anyone on city property from wearing pants two inches below their natural waist. 101 more words

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