Wednesday, September 8, 2010

GA Town Passes Anti Sagging Pants Law

f you’re heading to Dublin, Georgia, you’d better pull up your pants. Or, at least, make sure you don’t have your underwear on display for all the world to see. Dublin, Georgia, is the latest town to pass an anti-sagging pants ordinance, which criminalizes visible boxer shorts. The ordinance defines sagging as wearing your pants “more than three inches below the top of the hips exposing the skin or undergarments.” Get your pants off the ground, fellas!

Dublin’s mayor, Phil Best, is in favor of the ordinance and promises to enforce it. “Maybe we’ll gain maybe a little more mutual respect for each other and realize that everybody doesn’t want to see your underwear,” said Best of the new law. Volunteers who work with young black men, like Jean Wolfe, fear that the laws could lead to racial profiling, since, as she says, “They’re the ones wearing the saggy baggy pants.”

She must not’ve spent any time with young white men recently. These days, sagging pants afflicts all races. Both blacks and whites walk around looking like they’re nursing a full diaper these days. I tend to wear my pants lower, but some people just abuse the privilege.


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