A city in Florida doesn’t want people showing off their ‘whale tails,’ ‘plumber’s cracks’ or boxers on public property so much that they banned the saggy-pants fashion statement within city limits.
“Lookin’ like a fool, walkin’ downtown with ya pants on the ground,” ‘General’ Larry Platt famously sang in his ‘American Idol’ audition. “Giddy up! Get ya pants off the ground!”
Officials in Ocala, Fla. agree with Platt’s sentiment so much that city council unanimously passed an ordinance that prohibits anyone on city property from wearing pants two inches or more below a person’s natural waist.
It doesn’t matter how Black men and boys dress, as white people always find a way to pathologize and criminalize them. And remember that Dr. MLK Jr.—a “respectable” Black Christian man— was assassinated while wearing a suit. Fuck “respectability”-politics.
Lets just ignore the fact that school shootings have sky rocketed. The biggest problem facing America is black men sagging. In Florida no less. Are y’all motherfuckers serious?! You cannot be.
Weed is becoming legal. They need new ways to throw those scary black men and scary 8 year old black boys in prison.
Need to be less concerned with pants and more concerned with dead children and the men who get away with killing them.