The origin of saggin' pants disgusts me

The origin of saggin' pants disgusts me
Young men, please pull your pants up.

I thought I knew the origin of saggin' pants until I came across this article my cousin posted on his Facebook timeline. I usually don't click off and read stuff like this just because I get tired of being angry and mortified by the ignorance of youth.  Maya Angelou encouraged us that "when we know better, we do better," but that's not always true. Some people know better and just stay stuck on stupid. There is no better example than the origin and continued choice of males to wear saggin' pants.

I remember when Reverend Jesse Jackson admonished youth to stop the fashion trend because he taught us that this idea originated in prison. But the reality is that the origin of saggin' pants comes from a far more demoralizing, horrific part of history.

do-betterAfter I read the article, I had to just take a moment of silence and reflect on humanity.  Is it any wonder people are so hateful and homophobic? The same violence of our past comes alive today when we see incidences of terrorism and just unfathomable acts of coldheartedness when people go in and murder innocent victims during their worship service.

I really just wish black males--and all males--would stop wearing saggin' pants. The remembrance of its origin will forever sicken me. As always, I continue to pray.

But while I'm praying, if you have sons, will you please take action? Will you share this information with them? Will you teach them, admonish them, educate them, and love them into wearing their pants around their waist as they are intended? And if you're a father walking around with your pants around your knees, for heaven's sake--literally--for the sake of heaven on earth--will you please pull your freaking pants up? Enough is enough.  We know better. We must do better.

Read the article here.

About Me: I'm a wife and mom of six daughters known as "The Fitness Evangelist" because of my ability to take ordinary fitness classes and turn them into worshipful events. I have a graduate degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion and I'm also a certified fitness instructor through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America. I also help people with their health and fitness goals any where in the world through my business with Total Life Changes. For more information about me, you can visit my website at or go directly to my TLC website for product information IBO #8154411.

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