Why do African Americans wear pants s...

Why do African Americans wear pants so low

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Grunt

Texarkana, TX

#1 Oct 9, 2013
Just curious what is so cool about wearing your pants to the crack of your ass? Looks so stupid. Someone has to empty my garbage! Get a life, grow up!
Food

Texarkana, TX

#2 Oct 9, 2013
It's soooo gross! U r right! Someone needs to haul garbage!
Red Goosefoot

Texarkana, TX

#3 Oct 9, 2013
Grunt wrote:
Just curious what is so cool about wearing your pants to the crack of your ass? Looks so stupid. Someone has to empty my garbage! Get a life, grow up!
Have you seen Justin Bieber lately?
Luther

Tyler, TX

#4 Oct 12, 2013
They do this so all folks can get free crack. So just enjoy and take a slurp next time you see it.
Fuzznut

Eagle, ID

#5 Oct 12, 2013
Here is why, some kid, years and years ago, had to wear baggy pants to school because it was all he had to wear. His folks couldn't buy any for him so he had to wear his big brother's or dad's or something--anyway, when he got to school, the other kids made fun of him. He had to look big and bad as a defense mechanism, so he made up some lies. He said, "Man, forget you--I hides my assault rifle in heres like dis--" and he proceeded to show all of his little hood friends. Well, the next day, they all were wearing baggy pants and that's the real story. Don't believe that stuff about the prison and how it marks the chicken punks.
Food

Texarkana, TX

#6 Oct 15, 2013
Fuzznut wrote:
Here is why, some kid, years and years ago, had to wear baggy pants to school because it was all he had to wear. His folks couldn't buy any for him so he had to wear his big brother's or dad's or something--anyway, when he got to school, the other kids made fun of him. He had to look big and bad as a defense mechanism, so he made up some lies. He said, "Man, forget you--I hides my assault rifle in heres like dis--" and he proceeded to show all of his little hood friends. Well, the next day, they all were wearing baggy pants and that's the real story. Don't believe that stuff about the prison and how it marks the chicken punks.
wow, what drugs r u on?
jimmy

Greensboro, NC

#7 Oct 21, 2013
truth is stranger than fiction...
Wearing their pants low comes from prision. It is advertising that they are available for anyone. Yep for that.
O so

Caraway, AR

#8 Oct 28, 2013
It did derive from the prison system. Which is stupid. Who wants prisoners as their fashion statement??

“Just here to put in my 2c”

Since: May 12

Texarkana

#9 Oct 29, 2013
O so wrote:
It did derive from the prison system. Which is stupid. Who wants prisoners as their fashion statement??
Gays

Since: Oct 13

Texarkana, TX

#10 Oct 30, 2013
Actually jimmy, that is a rumor that just isn't true. You are partially right that it did start in prison but it was due to prisons issuing clothes to inmates that were too big and since belts aren't usually allowed in prison, prisoners were just forced to sag. Most likely (and this is just my guess) this was only the case for a limited time or only happened to a few inmates but the few inmates it did happen to, was on-top or near the top of the prison hierarchy which means they were the role models for other prisons.

Since the black culture typically looks up to "tough guys" as role models (and this isn't just limited to blacks, in this instance it is, but other ethnic groups have similar "tough guy" role models) and since prisoners are the toughest of tough guys, the culture copied this style (originally to hip-hop, then mainstream).

The whole purpose of this style is aesthetic, it actually has a negative function (having to constantly pull your pants up and hold them up) which is why we view it as stupid but this isn't the first style that is popular that have only negative function- throughout our history we have actually done so much stuff that actually removes functionality just for the sake of showing who is keeping up with culture and who is not.
For instance, in our own culture, we have always over dressed (especially women), adding funky hats, wide bottoms, tight clothes aren't the hip, etc. Just take a look at this diagram of the fashion from 1794-1887, http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons... That clothes serve 100% aesthetics, it has negative functions of being hard to put on, hard to take off, hurtful to wear (We have had some super tight corsets in our history), etc. The only purpose of wearing was to be "in style". The only reason we don't find this odd is because it is a part of our own culture whereas the black subculture isn't and our only response is "That is so stupid, what is the purpose?" but other cultures ask us the same thing with our wear.

Basically, yeah it's stupid, it removes functionality, but we have always had fashion that removes functionality just for the purpose of showing who follows current style and who doesn't. Instead of being racist and just seeing "sagging" as being stupid and bashing it, just accept that it is an idea of another culture and without being in the culture, you can't really understand "why".
What ever

Texarkana, TX

#11 Oct 30, 2013
Grunt wrote:
Just curious what is so cool about wearing your pants to the crack of your ass? Looks so stupid. Someone has to empty my garbage! Get a life, grow up!
Well if you really want the answer to that question you should ask really,that tuff ole hen knows everything!
Fuzznuttie

Texarkana, TX

#12 Nov 6, 2013
Fuzznuttie knows why,because they ain't got money so yhey got to wear their Daddy's,but if you vote for Fuzznuttie free pants for all
NashFlash

Texarkana, TX

#13 Nov 16, 2013
They want to show off their brains.
Rose

West Monroe, LA

#14 Feb 27, 2014
Grunt wrote:
Just curious what is so cool about wearing your pants to the crack of your ass? Looks so stupid. Someone has to empty my garbage! Get a life, grow up!
I hate to see this, and better yet, I stop and inquire about it when I see it. You know, it is not what you say, it is how you say it! But I must add, I see this in both blacks and whites.
SkunkBaxter

Texarkana, TX

#15 Feb 27, 2014
So "just sayin" can smell their butts?
NashFlash

Texarkana, TX

#16 Feb 27, 2014
Why do they drive with the seat way back and leaning to where you can only see the top of their heads.

Since: Jan 14

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#18 Mar 1, 2014
So your momma can drool over black ass
just saying

Linden, TX

#20 Mar 2, 2014
MeSoHardHeaded wrote:
Oh No !! Tell me it's not so !! Momma jokes ?? Looks like the HOOD is showing up in someone, O well ......It was sure to happen eventually .....It Always does !! LMWAO at them all !!
Get off Mango's dick. He's done nothing to you.
Chief Walksanot

Hughes Springs, TX

#23 Mar 4, 2014
just saying wrote:
<quoted text>
Get off Mango's dick. He's done nothing to you.
Oh what's wrong cry baby did somebody hurt mango tango and you being all upset
just saying

Linden, TX

#24 Mar 4, 2014
Chief Walksanot wrote:
<quoted text>Oh what's wrong cry baby did somebody hurt mango tango and you being all upset
Go f yourself.

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