August 18, 2015

Henderson State University Policy Against Saggy Pants Deemed Racist By Liberals

A college’s attempt to crack down on the wearing of saggy pants is being attacked as racist against black people.
Yup, really:
Henderson State University, a public college in Arkadelphia, Ark., hasn’t officially banned such pants in its dress code, but recently signs appeared in its students center warning that saggy pants, along with profanity or rude behavior, would not be tolerated.
Tonya Smith, a university spokeswoman, told Inside Higher Ed that the signs were intended to discourage disruptive behavior on campus.
“Our faculty in particular had experienced an increase in inappropriate classroom behaviors that were disturbing the learning environment,” Smith said.
Yea, if I am paying for school, the last thing I want to see is your butt crack hanging out. Or even your underwear. That’s just tacky.
Another administrator, Lewis Shepherd Jr., told local KATV News that the school is simply trying to encourage good habits.
“We do a disservice to students if we do not teach those values while they’re here,” he said.

PARENTS: DO YOUR JOBS. It isn’t up to the school to do that. But apparently you’ve left that for college to teach them. Bravo.
But others see an attempt to suppress black culture.
“Its [sic] politically insensitive to certain groups. They felt like they were being targeted,” student Kristin Bell told local KATV News. Another student, Daisha Haggans, said that the school wasn’t using “the right communication” to impress on students the importance of professionalism.
Yea, you’re a target. Why don’t you pull up your pants, buddy? No one wants to see that. Seriously.
In response to backlash, the school has taken the signs down, but they say they still expect students to follow the rules they laid out.
Both Haggans and Bell said the incident showed the need for Henderson to hire an official diversity officer, so that the school can avoid racially insensitive actions in the future.
Racist or not, some argue the school’s action is illegal.

“Absent some kind of showing that sagging pants could somehow disrupt the educational environment in a clearly, truly unreasonable way, which is hard to fathom, this is a blatant overreach by the administration,” Will Creeley of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education told Inside Higher Ed. “It’s dismaying that a public institution of higher education wants to treat their students as if they are in grade school.”
Well, if they could figure out where their waists were, they wouldn’t be treated like primary students. Only little kids think showing their bums off is funny or cute, and it isn’t at 4, 14, or 24.
Even Obama gets in on the action: “Brothers should pull up their pants. You’re walking by your mother, your grandmother, and your underwear is showing,” Obama said. “What’s wrong with that? Come on.”
Couldn’t have said it better myself.
Written by Katie McGuire. 

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