OPINION: Sagging Pants Dehumanizes Black Men

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From The New York Daily News
By Stanley Crouch

The startling point of “Stop The Sag” is that stereotypic and denigrating images of ethnic groups usually come from outside of the group itself. We see a number of the minstrel and anti-Semitic images meant to make Negroes, Jews, and others seem closer to cartoons than humanity. The reductive joke always precedes the boot of the bigot.

Now is another time, Adams makes clear as he proceeds to take on the way that too many young black men have been misled by the opportunistic monsters of hip-hop and the prison world. Adams recognizes that this absurd fashion makes it difficult to give these young men the “respect” that seems to obsess them.

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