THE SAGGING PANTS ERA
The American culture has had many different trends. Though older individuals have never quite approved of young men and women’s dress code, it has been excepted and never severely charged. Fashion trends have become an expression of one’s personal style among today’s youth. In some cases, it can be thought that a certain type of dress is directly connected to performance, attitude, and overall behavior in school, outside activities, and life in general. The continued argument between parents and their children over what is considered to be deceit has lasted since the beginning of time. A very popular yet rarely fashion statement among teenagers these have raised the question of indecency and criminal activity to many older concerned individuals. Sagging pants worn below the waist line, intentionally revealing undergarments is considered by some to be highly inappropriate, to such a degree that action must be taken. The style of pants sagging was said to be founded by people in prison. It’s a style that was copied from incarcerated individuals that were gay. This inappropriate trend has started an epidemic in the world that keeps growing. The style of sagging pants has affected communities throughout the world. It has a strong effect on many individuals way of living. Many people say that the hip hop culture is behind this widespread movement. Some areas of the world are trying to put an end to this silly trend. Many Americans see it as a style that shows no steps forward to ending. This negative trend seems to have a bad influence on the younger generation.
Sagging pants worn below the waist line, intentionally revealing undergarments is considered by some to be highly inappropriate, to such a degree that action must be taken. Pastor Diane Robinson of Jacksonville, Florida was the first of many to take it upon herself to correct what she saw as “personally offensive” (Goodwyn). The Pull up your Pants campaign, started by Robinson in...
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