Sagging Pants Come With a Price
Do you want to see my underwear? That’s the question a Houston area teacher recently asked a second-grade student who came to class with his jeans sagging well-below his waist. The child’s style of dress is common in cities across the country and many teenagers, as well as some very famous hip-hop artists view the overexposure as trendy and hip.
The ordinance is an amendment to the city’s indecent exposure ordinance, which may puzzle and upset some because that means baggy pants and skirts are in the same classification as masturbation, fornication and urination in public places. Other concerns about ordinance center around the possibility of the measure become a mask for racial profiling.