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View from a Rhino House: fashionistas vs fashion victims

In returning to a measure of sanity the city of Ocala (in Florida) has joined most of the developed world in deciding that “saggy pants” are a (dubious) fashion choice rather than a matter for the police, rescinding a two-month-old ban that threatened a criminal record for citizens “intentionally exposing their underwear or buttocks”. 306 more words

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Rick Stacy On Demand 9.17.14

Ocala’s repeal of the saggy pants ordinance, a Krispy Kreme tribute to Ghostbusters, and beer brewed with weasel poop come together in today’s edition of Rick Stacy On Demand! 348 more words

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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

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